Rank your top 10 GOAT list

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  1. Pr0digy

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    1. Jones [undefeated]
    2. Aldo [undefeated UFC/WEC]
    3. Anderson
    4. Fedor
    5. GSP
    6. BJ
     
  2. Toxxus

    Toxxus The Ancient One

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    He defeats Prime Hughes the 2nd best WW ever, takes GSP (top 3-4 GOAT candidate) to split decision, pulls a draw with #1 ranked Fitch back when Fitch didn't suck yet, has a close fight with Machida while giving up 50lbs and goes on an absolute LW rampage in the UFC and you think top 25 is unreasonable?

    He's one of two guys to have UFC gold in multiple weight classes. If it's so f'ing easy how come Edgar can't do it?
     
  3. Toxxus

    Toxxus The Ancient One

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    Also -
    Anderson
    Fedor
    Jones
    GSP
    Aldo
    Nog
    Penn
    Couture
    Liddell
    Rousey
     
  4. UFCWand1317

    UFCWand1317 Yellow Belt

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    Jon jones
    Anderson silva
    Gsp
    Fedor
    Wand
    Hendo
    Hughes
    Aldo
    Rampage
    Randy
     
  5. TheComebackKid

    TheComebackKid Titanium Belt

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    That is all well and good but Hughes is a former 2x WW Champion with 7 titles defenses. He beat both BJ and GSP. Hughes remains one of the most dominant champions this sport has seen. BJ? Not so much.
     
  6. JKS

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    I don't have a order but

    Anderson
    Fedor
    Jones
    GSP
    Aldo
    Chuck
    Wanderlei
    Nog
    Hendo
    Shogun/Hughes/Couture
     
  7. Toxxus

    Toxxus The Ancient One

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    I'm not arguing that Matt Hughes isn't a beast and, as I posted, I consider him the 2nd best WW of all time.

    I was just debating JLazer's assertion that BJ Penn's record sucked and he doesn't belong in the top 25.

    BJ easily makes top 25. If you think Hughes ranks higher I think that's a reasonable position to take.
     
  8. TheScorpionDude

    TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    Luckily we can all have our own opinions. Cheers!
     
  9. TheScorpionDude

    TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    I lol at everytime someone says Jones or Anderson GOAT. Its ridiculous. Fedor is the GOAT and GSP is one of the best ever. Jones and Andy not so much.

    You must be one of those newer fans. I can understand why you would be misinformed.
     
  10. jlazer

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    Lol...the fact that all you can list are losses, as if they're some kindve accomplishment, proves that bj isn't top 25.

    And his "absolute rampage" at lw consisted of going 5-2 (and also losing one at ww) against the likes of Florian, Sherk, Diego, and Pulver. He's not even a top 5 all time lw.
     
  11. TheComebackKid

    TheComebackKid Titanium Belt

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    Took a crack at the top 20, not easy


    1. Anderson Silva - UFC/Pride/Shooto/Cage Rage Champion, 13 defenses
    2. Fedor Emelianenko - Pride/Rings Champion, 3 defenses
    3. GSP - UFC Champion, 9 defenses
    4. Jon Jones - UFC Champion, 8 defenses
    5. Jose Aldo - UFC/WEC Champion, 9 defenses
    6. Nog - Pride/UFC/Rings Champion
    7. Dan Henderson - Pride/UFC/SF/Rings Champion
    8. Matt Hughes - 2x UFC Champion, 7 defenses
    9. Wanderlei Silva - Pride Champion, 4 defenses
    10. Randy Couture - 4x UFC Champion, 2 defenses
    11. BJ Penn - 2x UFC Champion, 3 defenses
    12. Dominick Cruz - UFC/WEC Champion, 4 defenses
    13. Rampage Jackson - UFC/Pride Champion, 1 defense
    14. Chuck Liddell - UFC Champion, 4 defenses
    15. Cain Velasquez - UFC Champion, 2 defenses
    16. Junior Dos Santos - UFC Champion, 1 defense
    17. Shogun Rua - Pride/UFC Champion
    18. Bas Rutten - Pancrase/UFC Champion, 2 defenses
    19. Frank Shamrock - UFC Champion, 4 defenses
    20. Mirko Filipovic - Pride Champion
     
  12. burnthehive

    burnthehive Blue Belt

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    He gets a ton of points for having been a champion in two separate weight classes in a marquee organization. He also has wins over all-time greats (i.e., Hughes and Gomi). That's an impressive resume.

    Plus: His record would have looked a lot better if he had spent his prime years in the weight class he belonged in, instead of ballooning up to fight Machida, and then sticking around at welterweight to fight GSP again, MacDonald, Fitch, and Hughes (again). His 16-10 record could have easily been a 21-5 record.
     
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    Nothing about Jon Jones skillset impresses me other than his ground game which is out of this world.

    BJ Penn imo is the MOST TALENTED MMA fighter period.

    Put it this way.

    GSP: Hardest working fighter period.
    Anderson Silva: Smartest fighter period.
    Fedor: Strongest will to win.
    BJ Penn: Most talented fighter period.
     
  14. burnthehive

    burnthehive Blue Belt

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    He was a champion in two different weight classes, in the top organization at the time.

    Fifteen years ago, he beat Gilbert Yvel, Big Nog, and Babalu on the same night.

    Ten years ago, he knocked out Ryo Chonan and Akihiro Gono on the same night.

    He also has wins over Fedor, Vitor, Wanderlei, Rich Franklin, and Shogun -- three top ten all-time greats; and Rich, who is an all-time top twenty (or so) great.

    His first professional fight was in 1997. It was less than a year ago since he defeated Shogun for a second time. That's a hell of a resume over a very long career.
     
  15. Milgrim

    Milgrim Australopithecus - not your average hominid Platinum Member

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  16. Milgrim

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    Not bad for a middleweight.
     
  17. MikeyLan

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    1. Fedor
    The rest
     
  18. jlazer

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    Lol. If he was so talented, he wouldn't have lost so many times
     
  19. jlazer

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    It isn't that impressive when he got the title with ONE fight. So raspy it's not that impressive, It was just one fight. Hendo has too, has had much more success at higher weight classes and doesn't get near the credit.

    Yea, IF that would've happened, he would have a more impressive resume, BUT HE DIDN'T
     
  20. phoenixikki

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    Silva
    Fedor
    GSP
    Jon Jones
     

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