Reigning UFC champ calls Fedor Emelianenko the greatest MMA fighter of all time

He also ranks Chuck Liddell ahead of Anderson Silva, so consider that in your argument.

"Man, I think we all have a list. The number one for me is Fedor Emelianenko. I'm a big fan of him, the guy is so amazing. In second I put Royce (Gracie), then Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, then there's me."

Suck it, haters. Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight Champion and UFC 163 headliner Jose Aldo still considers Fedor Emelianenko the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter of all time, even if you don't. The former PRIDE heavyweight champion and Combat Sambo deity never had the opportunity to step foot inside the Octagon (but came this close), yet still did enough in the early years of the fight game to keep himself in the pound-for-pound discussion. "The Last Emperor" retired in 2012 after knocking out Pedro Rizzo in Russia, marking his third straight win after a disastrous run in Strikeforce. Anyone out there besides "Junior" think Emelianenko is the greatest of all time? Or just the greatest of his era? Arguments, please.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker