Former UFC champion Bas Rutten has adopted within the footsteps of Dana White by revealing his alternatives for the present Mount Rushmore of MMA.

Final week the UFC President stunned many struggle followers along with his 4 picks for the present Mount Rushmore of MMA.

“I imply for those who discuss a Mount Rushmore, the place their heads are carved in stone eternally, it’s important to go Royce Gracie, no brainer, it’s important to try this. Amanda Nunes, it needs to be Amanda Nunes the best feminine fighter ever,” Dana White stated on The Schmozone Podcast. “The opposite two are powerful. I must go along with Jon Jones. The fellows have by no means been crushed. What’s extra superb about him going undefeated, which is extremely superb as a result of only a few individuals do on this sport, is the issues he’s performed to himself exterior the Octagon and he nonetheless hasn’t been beat… The quantity 4 on Mount Rushmore, I suppose it’s important to go along with Chuck Liddell. On the cut-off date, he was the largest star ever. It’s nearly a coinflip between Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.”

In a current interview with MMAJunkie Radio the previous King of Pancrase, Bas Rutten (28-4-1 MMA) shared his decisions for the Mount Rushmore of MMA, this whereas praising UFC president Dana White.

“Royce Gracie, 100 % – he must be the primary man,” Rutten stated. “However the man who made the UFC and made all the things massive is Dana White. After all he can’t put himself in. You may say no matter you need to say, however due to him, all of us watch it. Due to ‘The Final Fighter,’ he got here up with that concept they usually did all the things. Folks say they need more cash. You may say no matter you need. However he’s the toughest working man.”

Conor McGregor, MMA

Bas Rutten continued:

“Chuck Liddell, however MMA – is it MMA typically? You then’ve obtained to go Fedor (Emelianenko), guys like that. What number of extra eyeballs did Conor McGregor put to MMA? Is he the best fighter with the submission losses? No, he’s not. He’s an excellent fighter, however simply due to what he did and the way a lot consideration he delivered to MMA, does he need to be in it? Everybody goes to go, ‘You’re loopy.’ However actually?”

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This text first appeared on on June 25, 2020