Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov snubbed as UFC legend names his list of the greatest MMA fighters of all time
- Demetrious Johnson has listed his four best fighters in MMA history
- Johnson was the UFC's first flyweight champion and dominated for years
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One of the greatest fighters in UFC history has made his list one of the best ever and there was no room for Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Demetrious Johnson was the UFC's inaugural flyweight champion and dominated the division for years.
He left the promotion after his six-year reign ended at the hands of Henry Cejudo in 2018 and now competes at ONE Championship, where he will once again become champion.
And the 37-year-old has revealed who he believes are the four greatest fighters of all time, putting himself in second place, just behind Jon Jones, with Georges St-Pierre in third and Anderson Silva in fourth.
Johnson said of his list: “Having eleven consecutive title defenses and always looking for the finish against my opponents, the list goes on and on.
Demetrious Johnson has named his list of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history
“To be able to go to another organization where I'm fighting at 135 pounds against bigger opponents with different rules. I was able to win a tournament-like world Grand Prix, three fights in one year, and then turn around and fight for the title.”
“I'm going to do an IBJJF Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament. My first time in the gi, brown belt masters at 37 and I go out there and I win it.
'I haven't had a single point scored on me, none of those fighters, even f*** Jon Jones himself could do that and pass with flying colors, so I think the ability for me to be able to transition to other stuff is what puts me above those guys.”
There was no room for Conor McGregor (L) or Khabib Nurmagomedov (R) on the list
Johnson ranked himself above Silva and St-Pierre for his finishes in world title fights, with seven during his record-breaking eleven consecutive title defenses.
Speaking about Jones at No. 1, 'Mighty Mouse' said: “That's the only guy I'll put in front of me because this guy, I feel like every time he's been in the cage he can just destroy his opponent you want it.”