UFC Fighters: Elites Of The 21st Century
Due to its uniqueness and versatility, the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) is broadly viewed as the world’s leading Mixed Martial Arts advancement.
Fighting contenders range from shifted hand to hand fighting foundations to balanced craftsmanship warriors, all of which have a tolerable base in various striking and grappling arts.
Some of the most profoundly found range of abilities that have been, and still are part of UFC include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling and many others.
While, the definition of a decent Mixed Martial Artist was different back then. However, in the 21st century, an elite MMA fighter is a warrior who is knowledgeable in both the striking and the hooking/grappling divisions of this sport.
In this article, Allsportspk presents a list of 6 such fighters who may truly be considered as the best in the current era.
#6 Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre is surely one of the best UFC fighters in the 21st century. His fighting style and iron clad will has allowed him to dominate this sport at an alarming rate.
A Warrior Is Made At A Young Age
Known by his nicknames of ‘Rush’ and ‘GSP’, Georges hails from Canada and started learning Kyokushin Karate at a youthful age. However, he did not limit himself to only one discipline, and subsequently begin to incorporate other fighting styles such as Jiu Jitsu, Boxing and wrestling.
St-Pierre contended in MMA from 2002 to 2013 and after that he made a comeback in 2017.
The Only Knockout In His Entire Career So Far
Despite having extraordinary striking skills, St-Pierre lost in a knockout to Matt Sera. However, his work ethic allowed him to polish his wrestling domain and avenge his defeat with a win over the same opponent in a brutal fashion.
St-Pierre is one of the uncommon greats in this brutal sport, to have never tested positive for performance enhancing drugs or steroids of any sort.
Moreover, his record of 26 wins from 28 matches is a true display of his extraordinary skills. Overall, Georges is still considered as an true specialist inside the cage and an exemplary character in the real world.
And at present, GSP is managing a risky ailment known as ulcerative colitis, however, his heritage as an outstanding opponent is already engraved, amongst other great UFC fighters of this era.
#5 Daniel Cormier
To make a MMA debut at the age of 30, and achieve the great heights that Cormier has reached is almost impossible.
One of the best parts of Cormier’s career so far is that he has beaten whoever was placed before him, irrespective of his low odds in almost every other match.
A Prime Example Of An Underdog In UFC
At the point when Cormier entered the UFC, he needed to confront lots of criticism in every other match that he fought. Be that as it may, Cormier opposed the chances every last time, proceeding to win and beat whoever the UFC advancement tossed at him.
The rundown of names incorporates Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, Dan Henderson, Anthony Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson, and the immense Anderson Silva. His solitary misfortune came on account of Jon Jones, however, the decision was overturned by the authorities as Jon Jones was tested positive for doping.
A recent example of Daniel Cormier’s extraordinary ability was his fight with Stipe Miocic, the former Heavyweight champ of UFC. Popularly known as ‘DC’, Daniel Cormier upgraded from his usual division, confronted Miocic and eventually beat him, to name another belt to his name.
After this fight, Daniel became the first man to have both UFC Light-Heavyweight and Heavyweight Championship belt to his name.
At present, Daniel Cormier has fought 23 fights and only lost 2 of them, with not one coming through knockout.
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