BloodyElbow names top-10 US fighters of all time

by Mike Fagan | source:

10. Rashad Evans

9. Jon Fitch

8. Frank Shamrock

7. Quinton Jackson

6. Tito Ortiz

5. B.J. Penn

4. Randy Couture

3. Dan Henderson  - His propensity for non-decisive decisions (he has eight non-unanimous decision wins) might give pause. Otherwise you go through his losses -- the Nogueiras, Anderson Silva, Rampage -- and you see the biggest names in the sport. You'll find the same thing in his wins, though, including his huge legacy victory over Fedor Emelianenko last week.

2. Chuck Liddell -  In addition to his title reign, Chuck had two streaks of seven or more straight victories. He hit a sharp decline after losing the belt to Jackson at UFC 71.

1. Matt Hughes - Hughes, in my mind, is the obvious number one. Nine UFC title victories over two, long title reigns. Though losing both trilogies, he has victories over both B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre.

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hmeboy site profile image  

8/9/11 4:08 PM by hmeboy

The Big Cat was one of the most feared american fighters for sure

Wasa-B site profile image  

8/9/11 1:20 AM by Wasa-B

Which list we talkin about?

Big Daddy Goodridge site profile image  

8/9/11 1:17 AM by Big Daddy Goodridge

 Tom Erikson (most avoided fighter ever) and Mark Coleman for sure

FryedTakayama site profile image  

8/9/11 1:07 AM by FryedTakayama

Chael should also be on the list.

Wasa-B site profile image  

8/9/11 1:05 AM by Wasa-B

Hughes is 1-2 against a natural LW. Coulda been 0-3. With the Fedor treatment that means Hughes....

onepunchJD site profile image  

8/9/11 12:59 AM by onepunchJD

Few people call him GOAT.. but TONS of people respect him and the true legend he is.You have to understand Coleman is from a different era. Severn was the first dominant wrestler.. and Shamrock was the first fighter who mixed powerful wrestling with solid submissions.But Coleman took ground control to another level, and is rightly considersd the godfather of Ground & Pound.Sure.. he had his ups and downs. But his ups consisted of winning both UFC and Pride championships. He was the first "official" UFC HW champion, and the first Pride GP champion.He also continued fighting well past his physical prime, and after the MMA learning curve had past him up. Many early champions and legends are guilty of this, but it does NOT take away from their past accomplishments.If its a top 10 American fighters list.. Coleman is a lock.

GageIsLegend site profile image  

8/8/11 4:54 PM by GageIsLegend

I don't get where everyone thinks Coleman is this goat or something. He is 16-10 which is an ungodly bad record.

Perturbation site profile image  

8/8/11 4:46 PM by Perturbation

Well, they are wrong.

hmeboy site profile image  

8/8/11 4:44 PM by hmeboy


hmeboy site profile image  

8/6/11 7:12 PM by hmeboy

I would even put Sherk or Franklin on there well before Rashad and Fitch.