Khabib’s MMA top 10 turns into a top 15 and still leaves out some key men in MMA history

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a former UFC lightweight champion and an icon in the world of MMA. With his unparalleled skills and unwavering dedication, Nurmagomedov has paved the way for a new generation of Russian combat sports competitors who deeply admire him.

Nurmagomedov recently revealed his MMA GOAT list on Twitter. This list has now sparked immense debate and discussion among combat sports enthusiasts worldwide.

Nurmagomedov’s list included competitors from both the past and the present, inside and outside the UFC. The list features legendary names such as Fedor Emelianenko, Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Demetrious Johnson, Daniel Cormier, and many others.

However, one notable omission that caught the attention of combat sports fans was the absence of Conor McGregor, Nurmagomedov’s arch-rival.

As soon as Nurmagomedov’s MMA GOAT list was posted, fans took to social media to express their initial responses. Many fans debated and made cases for their favorite MMA competitors to be included on the list, and McGregor’s exclusion was particularly scrutinized. Some of the comments are as follows:

One of the most anticipated and talked-about potential matches in MMA history is the one between Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre. Both competitors are considered among the greatest in UFC history and have displayed mutual admiration for each other.

St-Pierre is known for his exceptional grappling skills and striking prowess while Nurmagomedov specializes in wrestling and ground-and-pound.

GSP has referred to Nurmagomedov as the scariest competitor to ever step foot inside the octagon. In an episode of The Joe Rogan Podcast, GSP said:

“To me, Khabib is one of the scariest. Because when he’s beating you down, he’s breaking you mentally. And for me, that’s worse than anything. For me, that is the scariest one, pound-for-pound.”