The best and hottest female UFC fighters were just a fantasy in the early stages of the sport. Dana White hasn’t been friendly towards women inside the Octagon, but he changed his mind in 2012.
It is very hard to score multiple wins in a row, especially when you’re squaring off against the most legendary names in the world. Our list of the greatest MMA fighters of all time focuses on the achievements inside and outside of the UFC.
UFC was growing throughout the years, so it led to the greater popularity of fighters.
It caught the attention of the movie industry, which invited the best of the best to act in fighting scenes.
But later it transitioned from stunts and fighting scenes to head roles, so today, there are even movies where you watch the UFC name most of the time.
It is hard to earn the UFC contract, and even harder to win the fight.
Jon Jones is still the owner of the number of the most consecutive wins in UFC (17), but he’s followed by Anderson Silva, Kamaru Usman, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Georges St-Pierre, and Max Holloway.
Back in the very early stages of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Brazilians and white fighters dominated the sport. An African-American fighter was winning from time to time, but none of them reached the promotion belt.
Since its beginnings in 1993, there were many high-quality UFC battles. You will rarely see snoozefests like Ngannou vs. Lewis or Esparza vs. Namajunas because the crowd doesn’t approve of technical warfare, tricky moves, and feinting.
Sometimes matches go the distance, but in some situations, the fight ends before it started. Touching gloves is considered an act of sportsmanship, but some fighters don’t touch gloves and start throwing big bombs right off the bat.
The popularity of MMA exploded in the last ten years, and the UFC is, undoubtedly, the frontrunner most deserving of that boom.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the all-time greatest, an undefeated Russian mixed martial artist known for great MMA wrestling and his perfect record.
But the dominant ground and pound mauling specialist caught the public eye’s attention thanks to another detail – a big, wooly, fuzzy white hat on his head during the walk towards the Octagon.
Russia has always been home to some of the most extreme fighters. You can find all kinds of warrior spirit in Russia, from angry drivers to great Octagon warriors.