Dana White Leaves Khabib Out Of His Top Five All-Time List Of Fighters: “He Retired Too Early”

White doesn't see Khabib Nurmagomedov as the GOAT.

Khabib Too Early
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Dana White has dived into the ‘greatest of all time’ conversation once again. 

There have been many greats to grace the UFC Octagon, but which of those fighters have done enough to earn GOAT status? Well, for Dana White, he does have one name in mind. And no, it’s not the undefeated hall-of-famer Khabib Nurmagomedov, who left the sport with a staggering 29-0 record. 

White Picks ‘Bones’ Over Khabib

White would name-drop Jon Jones, when it came to the GOAT convo. 

“It’s so hard,” White told GQ. “Obviously, [Khabib] is talented enough [to be the greatest]. Who knows what he could accomplish, but he retired too early.

“I mean Jon Jones is probably going to fight at heavyweight this year. Whatever you think about Jon, it’s hard not to call him the GOAT.

“Believe me when I tell you, I have tried to convince Khabib to come out of retirement. We will see what happens over the next couple of years. I feel like he left in his prime, look at what he did to Justin Gaethje right before he retired.”

White’s Top Five Fighters

The longtime UFC boss wouldn’t stop there when it came to ranking the greatest fighter of all time. No, he was just getting started. 

White was asked for his top five all-time list of fighters, where he also left out ‘The Eagle’. 

“Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, GSP. There’s so many other people that should be on this list. Usman, should be on there”

What do you think about Dana White’s all-time list?

Published on August 12, 2022 at 2:31 pm
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