A to Z Challenge: G is for G.O.A.T

Sports fans love to argue about the game they love so much. MMA fans are no different; in fact, they, rather often, seem to enjoy arguing amongst one another more than watching the sport itself.

One argument that regularly flares up like a teenager with a fit of acne: Who is MMA’s G.O.A.T—Greatest of All Time?

Although the topic begins as a fun exercise for determining who may be the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, the conversation soon devolves into an online screaming match. Other sports fans have similar discussions, and, for the most part, a general consensus of who belongs near the top of the list is reached; everybody may not agree on the specific order, which is where a little nit-picking here and there occurs. 

On the other hand, MMA fans’ lists are night and day from one another. Whether examining the fighter’s overall record, the strength of their competition, their number of titles or title defenses, popularity, how much money they pocketed, the length of their career, or their overall dominance, the consensus for what constitutes the G.O.A.T: there is none.

Apparently, more grazing time than the sport’s mere twenty-six years is needed for the leader of the greats to reveal themselves through the herd.

Prompted from the A to Z Challenge at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

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