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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.