The world of MMA is fast-moving, with the levels of athleticism constantly improving. It is for this reason that it is hard to decide who the greatest fighter in UFC history is.
Compare a fighter in 2018 to a fighter from the early 2000s and you will see the stark difference that highlights the sport’s evolution over time.
It’s not just about the longest title reigns, or the best talkers, or who have retired undefeated. While achieving all of those is a huge accomplishment doesn’t necessarily make a fighter great. Every fighter has a desire to become the greatest but desire alone doesn’t result in victory. One needs to demonstrate the smarts and skills to outwit their opponent.
Whether they like the rush of being in the Octagon or the money for being there, these fighters have one thing in common, they all fight to become the best in their …