Conor McGregor says he is No2 in MMA GOAT list but insists he will ‘easily’ be No1 by the time his career finishes – The Sun

CONOR McGREGOR ranked himself as No2 in a self-devised MMA ‘Greatest Of All Time’ list.

The Irishman, 32, claimed in July that Brazilian icon Anderson Silva is the No1 ‘GOAT’.

But McGregor – who is set to come out of retirement to fight Dustin Poirier this year – is confident he will be top of the pile when his career in the octagon comes to an end.

The ‘Notorious’ is arguably the face of the UFC after establishing himself as a global superstar in recent years.

McGregor won 22 of his 26 professional fights as a mixed martial artist.

But he announced his third retirement in four years in the summer as he claimed it does not 'excite' him anymore.

At the time, McGregor devised a method for ranking the best MMA fighters of all time.

And although he’s second for now, the Dubliner claimed he would be in first place at the end of his career.

McGregor tweeted: “GOAT THREAD. The array of finishes, across 2 divisions, with champion status in 1, Anderson Silva is No.1 MMA GOAT.

“My array of finishes, across 3 divisions, with champion status in 2, I’m No.2, if not tied 1.

“However still active, No.1 is fully secured by career end. And easily.

“GSP (Georges St Pierre) is in at 3. Much less array of finishes but champion status in 2. He is far behind though.

“Reasons = Left 170 after much damage taken+questionable decision.

“Never re-engaged 170lb successors. Bottled Anderson fight. Only moved when one eyed fighter presented. Played safe.

“Jon (Jones) is 4. Maybe tied 3. More array of finishes than 3 and still active, but champion status in just 1.

“Reasons = Multiple lacklustre decision performances +questionable decision win.

“Attempting to play safe HW entry/avoiding its champion.

“I didn’t mentioned PED results on multiple entrants, even though that makes me the clear No.1 MMA GOAT, along with still being active.

“Although it shames, as well as puts all runs+finishes in complete doubt, I’ve snored multiple juice heads.

“A true GOAT must do it all.”

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