Whenever we think about a top of the best sportsmen playing in UFC, everyone has a personal top, based on subjective criteria. If you are passionate and stay updated on everything happening in MMA, then you will surely also have your favorites. As it happens with every sport, your favorite team might not always be the best, however, you have developed a specific admiration for either the technique, players or evolution. Same happens with MMA, as even though it is not a team sport, you can still have some favorites.
However, when judging objectively, there is such a top made by UFC, of the best MMA players. Even though the standards went very high in the few recent years, the only thing that was influenced by that was the sport’s evolution, as it became better and better. Some of the criteria used by UFC to evaluate the performance of MMA players and establish a top are the following:
Good prime moments in your career, where you reach the top and prove you are the best among your competitors
There are players that perform well during few years, but then stop playing. This is why longevity is extremely important to evaluate the career of an MMA player.
Besides trophies and belts won, it is more important how the player reacts to defeats.
Based on the above-mentioned criteria, it might be that many players can qualify. However, since it is all about being the best, the first 15 have been chosen. If you can’t seem to find your favorite among these one, you can click this link now, as it contains more information all UFC great players, including your favorite ones. Moreover, you can find out more information about MMA and important tips.
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15. Frankie Edgar
14. Royce Gracie
13. Rashad Evans
12. Cain Velasquez
11. Rich Franklin
10. Quinton Jackson
9. Tito Ortiz
8. Dan Henderson
7. Matt Hughes
6. Jon Jones
5. Randy Couture
4. BJ Penn
3. Chuck Liddell
2. Georges St-Pierre
1. Anderson Silva
If we were to judge by the top of best 15 MMA players presented above, it looks that you need more than battles won to reach there. Even if in every MMA lover’s heart there is only one personal top, with all his favorite players, the candidates above have met the toughest standards and proved themselves worth it.