It didn’t take long for reactions to emerge on the list of the best fighters in UFC history, which Conor McGregor presented yesterday through a series of posts on Twitter. The most interesting answer, which will be supported by many fans, was given by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
You can check out Conor’s tweets below
GSP is in at 3. Much less array of finishes but champion status in 2. He is far behind though. Reasons = Left 170 after much damage taken+questionable decision. Never re-engaged 170lb successors. Bottled Anderson fight. Only moved when one eyed fighter presented. Played safe.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020
I didn’t mentions PED results on multiple entrants, even though that makes me the clear current No.1 MMA GOAT, along with still being active.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020
Although it shames, as well as puts all runs+finishes in complete doubt, I’ve snored multiple juice heads.
A true GOAT must do it all.
And I’m only warming up.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020
One more on George/Jon decision that will clear why I originally gave George 3 and Jon 4 before a maybe tied 3. A lot of Jons opponents were Anderson’s 185lb opponents but the array of stoppages where not there, or nowhere near Anderson’s despite the weight advantage to do so.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020
On the same list he put Jon Jones in fourth place, and he went no further than that. Fighters like Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier, Henry Cejud, and finally Khabib Nurmagomedov are not even mentioned. But that is why Nurmagomedov found time to leave his comment.
you tapped out in featherweight , you tapped out in lightweight and you tapped in welterweight , you never defended title in the UFC or Cage Warriors , you gave up more than GSP , Spider and Bones all together.— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) May 24, 2020
you greatest @ufc fighter in twitter history.
Artemy Sitenkov finished Conor in the lightweight category, while he was still fighting in the Cage Warriors promotion. He also tapped in the lightweight category, where he was defeated by Joseph Duffy, and the second tapping in the 155 lb (70.3 kg) category came in the fight against Khabib. The aforementioned defeat in welterweight was inflicted on him by Nate Diaz. The information about the title defenses is also accurate, and it is certainly worth mentioning that he got the opportunity to attack the UFC lightweight title without having ever competed in it before.
Realistically, the numbers show that Conor McGregor is actually still very far from the “GOAT” status of this sport or UFC promotion. But it is also worth considering what is not seen in the numbers, and that is its full impact on its popularity. Due to all this, the mentioned scales are mostly a subjective choice of their authors.