Daniel Cormier’s ‘Mount Rushmore of MMA’ list sparks controversy among UFC fans

UFC Hall-of-Famer Daniel Cormier recently caused a stir among MMA fans by releasing his ‘Mount Rushmore of MMA’ list, which did not include Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, two of the most significant figures in the sport’s history.

Despite being considered among the greatest of all time, Jones and Silva were left off Cormier’s list of the most iconic individuals in the sport, leading to debates on social media about who should and should not be included.

Cormier recently appeared on the First Take show with Stephen A. Smith and listed his MMA greatest-of-all-time (GOAT) list, which included Royce Gracie, Chuck Liddell, Georges St-Pierre, and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

This isn’t the first time Cormier caused a huge stir with his opinion. Cormier previously revealed his Top 5 GOATS in MMA and Boxing of all time, causing controversy and criticism from fans.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was ranked first by Cormier. Khabib Nurmagomedov was ranked second and Muhammad Ali was ranked third due to his loss record. Amanda Nunes was placed fifth on Cormier’s list, while Georges St-Pierre claimed the fourth slot. Fans debated over Cormier’s rankings, with some calling it the “worst list ever.”

Cormier defended his choices, citing Nunes’ double championship and Khabib’s undefeated record. Ariel Helwani questioned Cormier’s reasoning behind his choices and the legitimacy of certain UFC divisions.

This time, some fans agreed with Cormier’s choices, but many disagreed and criticized his decision to exclude Jones and Silva from the list.

On Twitter, fans expressed their opinions about Cormier’s list, with some agreeing and others disagreeing. Some fans believed that Jones should have been included in the list, while others argued that Silva should have been included.

Despite the controversy, Cormier defended his list and asserted that Jones’ recent one-sided victory against Ciryl Gane in his heavyweight debut could be a reason why the star is considering retirement.

Cormier raised concerns about the lack of challenge that Jones may be facing, which could be a factor in his decision to retire early.

Despite Jones’ impressive performance in his first heavyweight bout, Cormier believes that the lack of worthy opponents could be contributing to his desire to move on from the sport.