Undefeated UFC Legend Khabib Nurmagomedov excludes Conor McGregor from his top 15 MMA GOAT list

Only yesterday, Khabib Nurmagomedov published his picks for the top 15 mixed martial arts fighters in history. If you’re wondering whether Conor McGregor, Khabib’s sworn enemy, is on the list, the answer is no.

Although Khabib and McGregor’s illustrious match at UFC 229 took place five years ago, MMA fans continue to discuss their fierce rivalry. There is no way to deny how intense Khabib and McGregor’s animosity was, and fans of mixed martial arts loved every minute of it.

It should therefore come as no great surprise that the Irishman was left off of the Russian fighter’s list of the greatest MMA fighters. The Notorious, in fact, hasn’t fully moved on from Khabib’s loss; many think it marked the beginning of Conor’s fall from grace in the MMA world, and the ghost of the Russian still looms large over the Irish fighter.

Who are on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s list of the greatest fighters in MMA history?

Khabib made the decision to stop serving as an MMA coach and promoter earlier this year. The undefeated fighter continues to offer his ideas, predictions, and perspective on MMA, though. When the retired Dagestani fighter released his GOAT list yesterday, he literally broke Twitter.

Khabib’s list featured a number of prominent MMA fighters. The former lightweight champion took a riskier approach when creating the list than most MMA athletes, who often prefer to play it safe. The list had the ideal balance of active and retired MMA fighters.

Jon Jones, Henry Cejudo, Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya, and Stipe Miocic are among the current fighters who made Khabib’s list. However, Nurmagomedov has once again displayed his humility by keeping him off the list.

Khabib’s list includes more than just UFC champions and UFC Hall of Famers; it also includes the winners of the Rizin Grand Prix champion Mirko Cro Cop and former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.

Regarding Khabib Nurmagomedov’s list, what are your thoughts? Do you think The Eagle missed someone important? What would your MMA Pound-for-Pound list look like? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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