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Cormier: Johnson, St-Pierre share my ‘greatest ever’ distinction, but Jones and Silva do not

Maybe we can file this under “Canadian Loophole.”

What does it take to be considered the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter of all time?

That depends on you you ask. According to Daniel Cormier, who wants to be known as one of the best ever, fellow drug-free champions Demetrious Johnson (current) and Georges St-Pierre (former) are in the G.O.A.T. conversation.

Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, however, are not.

“Demetrious, Georges St-Pierre, these guys have none of these bad things tied to their names and these are the guys I should share the conversation with,” Cormier told the Slip ‘N Dip podcast (via “I’ve never had any negatives and I’ve never had to go in front of any commission and explain why my test came up messed up. That’s why I should be in the conversation because I’ve done things the correct way.”

The correct way ... like this!

Cormier, who already held the title at 205 pounds, captured the heavyweight crown by knocking out Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada. By never failing a pre- or post-fight drug test, “DC” insists that puts him above Jones and Silva.

Who have both failed for performance-enhancing drugs not once, but twice.

Agree or disagree?

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