July 20, 2024
Former UFC lightweight champ picks two greatest fighters of all time

There is an ongoing debate between UFC fans as to who can stake claim to the monicker of remaining the finest fighter of all time. 1 former UFC lightweight champion gave his selections as to who has acquired that distinction.

Rafael dos Anjos made the decision to host his individual Q and A on his Twitter account as a way to pass the time and answered a range of queries. A single lover requested him who he thinks to be the biggest of all time, crafting:

“Who do you assume the finest of all time is?”

It didn’t choose very prolonged to get a response as ‘RDA’ answered within just a moment, which demonstrates how self-assured he is with his answer. He simply replied by stating previous two-division champion Georges St-Pierre and existing heavyweight winner Jon Jones ought to have the label.

He wrote:

“GSP, Jones…”

Dos Anjos has competed against and defeated a who’s who of legends in distinct excess weight-divisions through his MMA vocation, so viewpoint on who he thinks is the greatest fighter of all time is 1 that enthusiasts will respect.

How a lot of times did Rafael dos Anjos effectively keep the UFC light-weight championship?

Mar14.2015Rafael dos Anjos dominates Anthony Pettis at UFC 185,to turn out to be the new UFC Light-weight Champion https://t.co/ZzuO5aRC09

Rafael dos Anjos is undoubtedly an MMA legend for what he completed for the duration of his occupation. He won the lightweight championship right after defeating Anthony Pettis through unanimous choice at UFC 185 in 2015.

‘RDA’ was on an outstanding operate at the time as he came into the combat riding a 3-struggle successful streak that bundled wins over Nate Diaz and previous light-weight winner Benson Henderson. In spite of his outstanding winning streak foremost up to his lightweight title get, he only effectively retained his title the moment as he defeated Donald Cerrone by way of to start with-round TKO later that 12 months.

He then missing his title to former Bellator lightweight winner Eddie Alvarez the subsequent calendar year. Even though he dropped his title and his bout to Tony Ferguson that adopted, he professional a occupation resurgence soon after going up to weltwerweight.

‘RDA’ looked spectacular in his fights and appeared to have much more strength, taking into consideration he failed to have to slash the additional 15-kilos. He won a few straight fights versus the likes of Tarec Saffiedine, Neil Magny, and former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.

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