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Countdown To The MMA's Greatest: The Top 5

Todd ParmeleeSenior Analyst INovember 21, 2016

This is the final installment of the somewhat controversial Greatest MMA Fighters of All-Time piece.   I spent several days researching these fighters and came up with the 33 greatest and no Kimbo Slice did not make this list.

Looking back at it, there were some changes I would make, but I stuck with my initial order.  Also, I appreciate the feedback I have received (positive or negative feedback is welcome).

The problem with making a list like this is whether or not Gracie in his prime would be able to compete against today’s MMA fighters, whom are better all-around then the competition back in Gracie’s heyday. 

#1 Fedor Emelianenko (27-1)

This was a no doubter as Fedor has dominated the Pride heavyweight division for years.  The problem is could he dominate the UFC heavyweight division? My answer is yes. 

The former Pride Heavyweight champion has won an astounding 24 fights in a row.  He has noteworthy wins over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (2 times), Mark Coleman, Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filopovic, Mark Hunt and Semmy Schilt. 

Emelianenko will square off against Tim Sylvia on July 19th on the Affliction Banned card.

Rumors have been circulating in the MMA community about a potential matchup against Randy Couture, who is also ranked in the Top Ten. Hopefully, these rumors will come to  fruition. 

Once again I would like to thank everyone who followed this series and I look forward to reading your feedback.  Also be sure to check out my blog

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