Modern mixed martial arts is less than 30 years old. This short history creates a hyperbole, where all great fights are the greatest and all bad moments are the worst.
And in a world of "what have you done for me lately," this hyperbole has once again clouded judgement, prompting fans to call Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson not only the greatest light heavyweight fight of all time but greatest fight ever. Surely the fight was an impressive display of true MMA, but in our ever-evolving technological world, we tend to lose sight of our past, forget our predecessors and ignore history.
In the following slides, we will explore the greatest light heavyweight fights of all time.