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The Irishman puts Anderson Silva at the top of the list, but clarifies that he will be displaced by the end of his career.
Conor McGregor published his list of the best fighters in history on social networks and, surprisingly, he does not rank first. For the Irish the number one on the podium is the Brazilian Anderson Silva, former UFC middleweight champion.
The ‘Notorious’ insisted that it is still in competition for take that job away from Silva: “For having competed in three divisions, obtaining the title of champion in two of them, I am number two, if I don’t tie the one. But since I’m still active, I have the first place assured when I retire. “
Anderson Silva holds the record for longest reign in UFC history, while Conor was the first fighter to reign in two different categories at the same time.
According to the 31-year-old Irishman, Georges St-Pierre is third. The Canadian was also a champion in two divisions and will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
What is not surprising on Conor’s list is the Khabib Nurmagomedov’s absence, his great arch-rival, who has a record of 28-0. But if I had included it, the ‘Notorious’ would no longer be so ‘Notorious’.
GOAT THREAD.The array of finishes, across 2 divisions, with champion status in 1, Anderson Silva is No.1 MMA GOAT.My array of finishes, across 3 divisions, with champion status in 2, I’m No.2. If not tied 1.However still active, No.1 is fully secured by career end. And easily.
– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020