The Greatest of All Time for a sport takes into consideration the following..... 1. Peak - All athletes have a "Peak". In traditional sports its their best season(s). For fighters it is a dominant streak of fights. A time they looked completely unstoppable. Examples: - Jordan's 1992-1993 season - Tom Brady's 2007 season - Muhamad Ali from 1964-1967 - Fedor 2003-2009 2. Accomplishments - The hardware earned. MVPs, Rings, Belts, Trophies, etc.... Examples: - Bill Russels 11 rings - Henri Richard 11 Stanley Cups - Jack Niklaus 18 Major wins 3. Longevity - How long did the athlete stay at the top or close to it? Examples: None Needed 4. Unbelievable Feats/Wow Moments/Shockers/Whatever the fuck else you wanna call the "it" factor some athletes have - Those plays, combos, subs, dunks, catches, etc. that you didn't even think were possible. Examples: - Ali KO Foreman - Anderson dismantling of Griffin - Jordans rock the baby dunk - Wilt's 100 points 5. Clean and didn't cheat - If an athlete cheats or gets popped for steroids they are out of the G.O.A.T. discussion. It isn't debatable. NOW FOR THE MMA PORTION..... What fighters are top 5 (no order) in each section? PEAK Fedor - Fought best HWs of his generation and was undefeated for 10years. Beat fighters at their own strengths. Dominated a division above is natural weight. Had elite finishing ability anywhere the fight went. Anderson - Most UFC title defenses in a deep weight class. Made peope look dumb lke no other fighter ever has. GSP - Absolutely dominated his opponents from a tactical aspect. Conor - Never has a fighter shined as bright so fast. Only person to have to active titles and KO'd the best FW (at the time) ever in 12 seconds. Moved up and KO'd a top 5 LW of all time without even breaking a sweat. Say whatever you want about his personality, but he is a freak. Jon Jones - Most naturally gifted athlete in MMA. Not in terms of explosion and muscles, but in terms of his ability to learn and apply any technique. He picks up wrestling, judo, BJJ and all the forms of striking faster than anyone I've ever seen. Accomplishments Fedor, Anderson, GSP, DJ & Jones Longevity Fedor, Anderson, GSP, DJ & Aldo Unbelievable Feats/Wow Moments/Shockers/Whatever the fuck else you wanna call the "it" factor some athletes have Anderson's dismantling of Griffin GSP coming back and beating he MW champ like he did Conor holding two titles simultaneously after KOing Aldo and Eddie in the brutal fashion he did Fedor going 10 years without losing a round Jones tear through the LHW division at its pinnacle. The gauntlet he went through was the hardest any fighter has. Clean and didn't cheat Fedor, GSP, Aldo, Conor & DJ ONLY FEDOR AND GSP ARE IN ALL 5!!!!!!!!! NOW FOR THE UNDENIABLE, IRREFUTABLE and FINAL ANSWER TO GOAT DISCUSSION....... GSP was a razor thin second place.