I posted an attempt to do this the first time and did not work in pleasing the majority of fellow MMA devotees so this time I am doing a list of 25 of the greatest, with explanations for the top 10, and seeing if it makes more sense this time. 1. Royce Gracie - Again, the safest choice, the guy who introduced the ground game to MMA and showed countless martial arts fans that literally everything they've been taught to believe about combat sports is a heaping tower of bullshit. 2. Randy Couture -Figured no change needed here, as I said before he was among the first major fighters to give MMA the sort of universal appeal to American audiences that baseball and football were known for and that the UFC needed at the time. And I still feel gets at least as much credit as any other MMA fighter for MMA's popularity boost in 2001 - 2005. 3. Fedor - Keeping this as a risky choice, but then again, it's fucking Fedor. for a full decade he wrecked whoever was placed in front of him in every way MMA lovers than think of and set the bar higher than ever for cringe worthy beatdowns with such fights as the Herring and Big Nog fights.