My Personal Favorite/Best Top 3 Fighters
I know My Favorite Fighters/Best in MMA
May Be Different To Yours So
Please Let Me Know in the Comments
if You Agree or Disagree
With My Choices:
I also am more into the striking and ground
and pound style fighters so that might help
you understand my choices a little better.
3. Jon “Bones” Jones:
Another controversial name in the sport, but like I said i like the strikers/ground and pounders
and finishers the most. Again this is my opinion. I also believe that had Jones
not made his mistakes he would without a doubt, and me being such a huge Silva fan
it hurts to say this, would be the GOAT MMA Fighter. Definitely the most
gifted genetically in this list, just look at his two brothers who are in the NFL
and are two top players in the league as well. Although I still believe the Gustaffson
fight may have been to close to call or could have gone either way, if you erase his DQ
he is technically still undefeated and has literally destroyed so many legends of the sport even
with all of his time off. Between legend Shogan Rua where he won the title and made history
as the youngest UFC champion ever, to his dismantlement of Cormier who I believe besides
the controversies surrounding this fights, either way he took out someone that defeated two people,
including my favorite Silva and I dont to spoil the Strikeforce battles Cormier faced if people have not
seen them, shows that this man has the genetics and talents to go with it and is still young. I still believe
that if he can get his act together he will one day be known as the most well rounded
Greatest Fighter of All Time. Especially if he goes on to get his belt back and moves up to
the Heavyweight UFC division to win the title like i know he can do, and deffinitly has the size to so.
I mean he could even go down to middleweight to be honest and become the first ever three weight
class champion who knows. But some fights you guys should watch if you havent already are his
Shogan fight, his Rashad Evans Fight, and his Alexander Gustafsson fight. Again I would really like
to hear some your guys opinion on the fight between Jones and Gustafsson.
2. George “Rush” St Pierre:
now a lot of people may disagree with me here betweenAnderson Silva, Jon Jones,
and GSP. But again this is my personal favorite fighters. In this case mabye not to watch fight but i have
to this list is incomplete without GSP.Although he has a loss to Matt Serra, which he did end up
Q technically nulifying by defeating him in the future to win back his title, no one doubts the skill
and talent of this gifted legendary fighter. I need to be honest though; no disrespect to Bisping
since I believe him to be a legend as well; but for a comeback fight he sure choice a fight where
he again was playing it way to safe. I mean dont get me wrong Bisping had a chance but I would
have rather seen him fight Woodley atleast. Atleast we would have 2 amazing wrestlers who have
amazing striking and power to go with it. Just i side note i did predict since Strikeforce that one day
Woodley, Cormier and Rockhold would be UFC champions in the future. Especially Woodley and Cormier.
I recommend if you can find them to watch some of their old Strikeforce fights. Especially the fans of
Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko. Which I know will get hate for him not being on my list but just
post in the comments below and maybe you can sway me towards adding him. He is definitely a legend
and in the top 10 for sure though. But back to GSP, one of the most rounded fighters of in my opinion
the more “Gritty and Hardcore” times of the UFC. Not as much as the original UFC’s, but hopefully
you understand what I am trying to say. He may be a boring fighter to watch but no one can take
away the fact that he is a two weight class champion who has wins over a lot of other legends
and in many ways in the future could end being considered the GOAT MMA fighter in the future.
Some fights I recomend watching of GSPs would definitely be the Matt Serra fights as well as the
Nick Diaz fight. Id really like to hear your guys opinion on the Diaz fight.
1.Anderson “The Spider” Silva:
Ok I know this is a very controversial decision and belief of mine but to be honest; like i have already
stated my favorite fighters are mainly strikers; even though a lot of people forget his black belt in
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from the infamous Nougarae brothers. He revolutionized the sport of MMA when
he entered the UFC in many ways and will have records that will more than likely not be broken,
such as his victory over Chael Sonnen in their first bought in the fifth round with seconds left
were pulled off a submission after being completely controlled for almost 25 minutes of the
entire fight. I understand recently their is a lot of controversy surrounding him and his legacy
but watching him all this years when he was winning, i know i might get some hate for this,
but Silva did not look like your average steroid user. He was always pretty skinny looking
compared to some of his more muscular fighters but if you ask Chris Leben, his first fight
in the UFC; a legend in his own right; Anderson hit him the hardest throughout his legendary
career. Which I believe should speak volumes when you take a look at some of the fighters he
has faced himself. Silva was not ever known for his strength when it came to fighting and the fact
that at 40 years old after a crazy accident that would have caused most fighters their careers,
especially at his age, he still returned and i don’t care what anyone says had Silva still had his
killer instinct in the Bisping fight he would have jumped in and finished Bisping off just like many
of his other knockouts from his career. Which would have completely changed the way the middleweight
division would have and possibly be right now in the present, especially since we may have finally got to
see a super fight that I know I atleast always wanted: George “Rush” St Pierre vs. Anderson “The Spider” Silva.
If anyone disagrees with me just watch his two fights against who everyone at the time though was undefeatable,
Rich Franklin vs. Anderson Silva, if you want to see a prime Silva at his very best. People also seem to forget how long
this man has been fighting, since not many videos can be found from his pride days as well and this man is still fighting
at the age of 40. Which is young but in fighting years is very old especially when some of your competition is more than
likely in their 20s.
PS:I know i’m going to get hate for this but Conor Mcgregor as far as the new generation of fighters is definitely one of my
favorites to watch. I know people are going to try and say im a bandwagon and that’s why I made sure he was not in this
list or even mentioned. But lately the most enjoyable fights for me to watch have been Mcgregor’s fights. Like I said i like
the strikers especially counter strikers and I guess you could say cocky fighters as well. I mean before this whole incident
with the bus I was actually really liking what he was doing to the sport and I was happy to see that the fighters were finally
starting to get paid the money they deserved years ago. I am also a SouthPaw, who can also switch stances in similar
fashion that Conor does so maybe that makes me a little biased. But again this is my biased opinion and list. Just watch
some of Conor’s highlights and you may see why I like him so much, especially the way he throws his uppercut is truly amazing,
almost like he whips them in and the obviously do damage. Please comment below who your favorite or who believe the best
fighters in MMA are. I would definitely like to read them and will respond to them all.
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