Ben Askren, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier
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Ben Askren has named the highest 7 fighters he thinks may all make a case for the GOAT of MMA.

The “Best Of All Time” fighter in MMA has been a sizzling matter of debate just lately after Conor McGregor named his prime picks. “The Infamous” listed Anderson Silva as the #1 GOAT, following himself who he listed behind in shut second. Learn his full MMA GOAT rankings beneath.

“GOAT THREAD. The array of finishes, throughout 2 divisions, with champion standing in 1, Anderson Silva is No.1 MMA GOAT,” stated McGregor. “My array of finishes, throughout Three divisions, with champion standing in 2, I’m No.2. If not tied 1. Nonetheless nonetheless energetic, No.1 is absolutely secured by profession finish. And simply.”

“GSP is in at 3. A lot much less array of finishes however champion standing in 2. He’s far behind although. Causes = Left 170 after a lot injury taken + questionable choice. By no means re-engaged 170lb successors. Bottled Anderson battle. Solely moved when one eyed fighter offered. Performed secure.”

McGregor additionally named the present gentle heavyweight champion Jon Jones however questioned his current performances.

“Jon is 4. Perhaps tied 3. Extra array of finishes than Three and nonetheless energetic, however champion standing in simply 1. Causes = A number of lacklustre choice performances + questionable choice win. Making an attempt to secure play HW entry/avoiding its champion.”

Now the previous ONE and Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren has name-dropped his prime MMA GOAT picks. Nonetheless, he determined to not rank them in a selected order.

“7 Folks in dialogue for MMA GOAT. Some have significantly better circumstances than others, however all have circumstances. Fedor and BJ would have had circumstances had they retired earlier. GSP [Georges St Pierre], Anderson [Silva], DJ [Demetrious Johnson], Khabib [Nurmagomedov], Jon Jones DC [Daniel Cormier, and Henry [Cejudo].” 

Some notable names that Ben Askren talked about who didn’t make McGregor’s listing included Demetrious Johnson, Daniel Cormier, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Henry Cejudo. It’s unsurprising that McGregor didn’t point out Nurmagomedov given their lengthy embittered rivalry, however many followers have been shocked that he didn’t identify Johnson as an MMA GOAT.

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