Ben Askren Throws out Conor McGregor From the GOAT List

Published 05/26/2020, 9:08 AM EDT


Although the UFC has a pound-for-pound best athlete list, it does not have a Greatest of All Time List. It simply means that the GOAT List is quite subjective and up for debate. A topic of such nature can invite lengthy discussions within the MMA community. And Conor McGregor did exactly that.

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The Irishman recently started a ‘GOAT Thread’ on Twitter, in which he listed the greatest fighters of all time. He placed Anderson Silva at the top, followed by himself, Georges St-Pierre, and Jon Jones. This move of McGregor invoked a mixed reaction from fans and fighters around the world.

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While some fighters blatantly ignored the list, others mocked McGregor. It became a hot topic of discussion and drove many analysts and fighters to comment on the subject.

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Ben Askren excludes Conor McGregor from the GOAT List

Retired mixed martial artist, Ben Askren dropped his own GOAT list on Twitter. Unlike McGregor, he did not rank the athletes in any particular order.

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Ben Askren made several changes to the list. Firstly, he removed Conor McGregor from the GOAT debate. He then placed GSP at the top followed by Silva. “Funky” even included Demetrious Johnson, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier, and Henry Cejudo on the list.

What do you think of both lists? And who’s on your GOAT List? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Shantanu Mayenkar

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