McGregor anoints the UFC GOAT
CONOR McGregor has ranked himself as No.2 in a self-devised MMA "Greatest Of All Time" list.
The Irishman believes Brazilian icon Anderson Silva is deserving of GOAT status.
But McGregor is confident he will be top of the pile when his career in the Octagon comes to an end.
The Notorious, 31, is the face of the UFC after establishing himself as a global superstar in recent years.
McGregor has won 22 of his 26 professional fights as a mixed martial artist.
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And his legendary trash talk has helped president Dana White transform the UFC into a household name.
McGregor, known for his flamboyance inside and outside the Octagon, is currently on the hunt for a new opponent after defeating Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone earlier this year. And many want to see him get the chance of exacting revenge upon Khabib Nurmagomedov.
There is even talk of a boxing rematch against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
But in the meantime, McGregor has been devising a method for ranking the best MMA fighters of all time.
And although he's second for now, the Dubliner is adamant he will be in first place at the end of his career.
McGregor put Georges St-Pierre at No. 3 and Jon Jones at No. 4 on his list of best ever fighters.
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.
Clarity on Silva’s earlier no.1 spot. Most stylistic finishes on resume. Front kicks to face. Up elbow (albeit outside UFC) Thai plum knees leading to broken facial bones. Long list of jaw dropping finishes. Myself/Anderson have the most exciting/important finishes in the sport!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020