According to the martial arts statistics site Tapology, UFC light UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is 6th on the list of the 10 best martial arts fighters in MMA history.
According to the latest Tapology chart, number one goes to Georges St-Pierre. The Canadian legend is a former UFC 2 weight class champion that includes mid and mid-range.
St-Pierre retired in 2017 after his victory over Michael Bisping. In 28 attempts, the 39-year-old former boxer won 26 times and successfully defended the title 9 times.
The second runner-up is Jon Jones. The heavyweight champions 13 times defended the title and lost only one game to Matt Hamill because of a 2009 rule.
In third place is Anderson Silva, a former mid-tier UFC champion who holds the longest record of dominating the title with 2,457 days. The other two names in the top 5 are Demetrious Johnson and Fedor Emelianenko.
As soon as this ranking was released, there was quite a bit of controversy about Khabib’s position, although he was the only fighter in the top 10 to achieve unbeaten performance.
When Khabib announced his retirement after his victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, many experts, boxers and fans immediately called him GOAT (Greatest of all time). This issue still caused a lot of controversy, but the fact that Tapology eliminated Khabib from the top 5 was completely opposed.
The remaining four positions in the top 10 are Daniel Cormier, Jose Aldo, Randy Couture and Stipe Miocic. Meanwhile, UFC star Conor McGregor is ranked 16th.
At UFC 254 on October 25, light champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said the victory over Justin Gaethje was also his last.
At UFC 254, the results did not come as much of a surprise. Gaethje still actively attacked with pillars and punches. Meanwhile, Khabib is also confident to stand, combining the forte.
In the final seconds of the first half, Khabib put Gaethje locked in the armbar (after the successful wrestling. Fortunately for the American boxer time the first half ran out. Gaethje’s turret, Khabib fell over his opponent and ended with a triangular lock.
This victory helped Khabib successfully defend the UFC light-weight championship belt and extended his unbeaten run to 29. However, his decision to quit MMA made many fans regret.
Previously, Khabib suggested retiring after reaching a record of 30 victories according to his father’s wishes. After the match, instead of celebrating his victory, the Russian boxer dropped his face on the floor and cried because he remembered his father.