Conor McGregor has declared himself as the 2nd greatest Mixed Martial Arts fighter of all time behind Anderson Silva.
The Dubliner, 31, required to Twitter on Saturday to anoint Silva, however said he will “easily” surpass the Brazilian before retiring.
McGregor last combated in January, beating Donald Cerrone at UFC246
” The variety of finishes, across 2 departments, with champ status in 1, Anderson Silva is No. 1 MMA GOAT,” stated McGregor.
McGregor, who has a 22 -4 record in MMA, declares his “champ status” in two UFC departments – featherweight and light-weight – suffices to protect him second location behind former middleweight champion Silva.
” My variety of finishes, across 3 divisions, with champ status in 2, I’m No. 2. If not connected one.
” However [I am] still active, No. 1 is completely protected by career end. And easily.”
McGregor’s top 4 is completed by former middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and existing light heavyweight belt-holder Jon Jones.
He added that had he taken into account stopped working drugs tests while identifying his rankings, he would have installed himself at the top.
Silva and Jones have actually both tested positive for prohibited compounds during their profession.
” I didn’t mention PED outcomes on numerous entrants, even though that makes me the clear current No. 1 MMA GOAT, together with still being active,” stated McGregor.
” Although it shames, as well as puts all runs and surfaces in complete doubt, I’ve snored numerous juice heads. A real GOAT should do it all.”
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