“The Notorious” began a Twitter thread in regards to whom he believes are the greatest fighters of all-time: Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and himself. McGregor believed he had an argument for the top-spot, but felt he would be ranked no lower than no. 2.
The only fighter on the former multi-division champ’s GOAT list to respond was light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who shared a similar sentiment to many fans who questioned where McGregor ranked himself on the list.
And Still— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 23, 2020
Try that one first lad— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 23, 2020
I’m not going to debate on who is the goat, I’ll let the fans do that for me.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 23, 2020
One name that was left off of McGregor’s list that had fans scratching their heads was the undefeated, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Following one of the craziest buildups to a fight in promotional history, “The Eagle” submitted McGregor in the fourth round to retain his title at UFC 229 in October 2018.
Nurmagomedov doesn’t miss many opportunities to take shots at his Irish rival, which he did on Saturday evening in response to the highly discussed “GOAT thread.”
you tapped out in featherweight , you tapped out in lightweight and you tapped in welterweight , you never defended title in the UFC or Cage Warriors , you gave up more than GSP , Spider and Bones all together.— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) May 24, 2020
you greatest @ufc fighter in twitter history.
To nobody’s surprise—even though his Twitter posts are few and far between—McGregor’s two-time opponent Nate Diaz gave his take on the thread.
Smoked the #1 p4p and double champ— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) May 23, 2020
know the real when you see him
And don’t for get I did it better and quicker than anyone else on the ground and sent him down with punches quicker than Mayweather did so fuck alll y’all rankings and know a real goat when you see me pic.twitter.com/wHmDqVERmf
P4p the baddest motherfucker here fuck all y’all pic.twitter.com/TdA8qPPTc1— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) May 23, 2020