“The Eagle” is not among the greatest in mixed martial arts (MMA), according to Tyron Woodley.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) inducted Khabib Nurmagomedov into its Hall of Fame earlier this year after he announced his retirement in October 2020. (June 2022). Nurmagomedov finished his 29-fight career with a perfect record, having successfully defended his Lightweight title three times with three submission wins.
During each fresh performance, the Dagestani native’s supremacy left many viewers in amazement. But unlike his fellow former champion, Woodley, he doesn’t rank among the top ten MMA fighters of all time.
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“[Nurmagomedov] on my Top 10 list? Probably not,” Woodley said on BS w/ Jake Paul. “I f—k with Khabib. I like him, I respect him a lot. I think he’s a good fighter. I think his type of fight for that weight class, nobody could do that besides Sean Sherk back in the day, but like, he was just really aggressive, but I didn’t see the wrestler with good hands fight him so I couldn’t really jump on that train.”
“I think Jon Jones is the best fighter we’ve seen, whether he’s fought consistently or whatever the case,” Woodley said. “I think Anderson Silva I would say is the G.O.A.T. because he did it in a really respectful way, never really had anything that kept him away from it, beat people without being able to talk the s—t that everybody else did.
“I think Demetrious Johnson is the most well-rounded fighter we ever saw,” he continued. “I f—k with Georges St-Pierre because he was very respectful all the time. Carlos Condit was my favorite fighter to watch so when I fought him it was kind of like, ‘F—k, this motherf—ker’s good.’”
Quotes via MMA Mania