Many people believe Khabib Nurmagomedov is the greatest MMA fighter of all time, but…future Hall of Famer Tyron Woodley not part of it!
T-Wood was a guest on “BS w/ Jake Paul” — Problem Child’s new show on betr (James and Tyron are cool with each other despite the previous beef) – when the topic turned to Tyron’s best fighters.
First up, the fighters who cut former UFC welterweight champions:
Jon Jones …”Best fighter we’ve seen if he fought consistently or whatever.”
Anderson Silva … “I would say he’s the GOAT because he did it in a really respectful way,” Woodley told Paul, adding … “He beat people up and couldn’t talk about the shit that everybody did.”
Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson …”is the most complete fighter we’ve ever seen.”
GSP … “I fuck with Georges St-Pierre because he was very respectful all the time.”
Tyron also praised the MMA vet Carlos Condit …whom he called his “favorite fighter to watch” at the time.
What about the 34-year-old Khabib, who finished his career with an unblemished 29-0 record… and racked up wins over Edson Barboza, Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethjeand Conor McGregor??
Surely impressive in the Octagon, and someone Tyron greatly respects…but Nurmagomedov isn’t one of the greats in his eyes.
“[khabib] on my top 10 list? Probably not. I fuck with Khabib. I like him, I respect him a lot. I think he’s a good fighter. I think his type of fight for that weight class (lightweight), no one could do that but Sean Sherk at the time, but like, he was just very aggressive, but I haven’t seen the wrestler with good hands fight it so I couldn’t really jump on that bandwagon.”
Nurmagomedov retired after beating Gaethje in October 2020. Ever since he put his gloves on in the Octagon, fans have been clamoring for a match with the former lightweight champion. Charles Oliveira …which some believe he has the tools to beat Khabib.
But, unless something drastic happens, it’s not going to happen… Khabib is adamant he’s never coming back.