Who Dana White thinks is the most dominant fighter in UFC history

Published Add your comment

Football News

It’s fair to say that UFC president Dana White has seen his fair share of dominant fighters compete in the Octagon.

He’s been lucky enough to work with some of the best that paved the way for this new generation of fighters, allowing more and more fans to get on board.


Stars like Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, Matt Hughes, Jose Aldo, Jon Jones and BJ Penn are among the elite set of fighters that will easily be in the conversation as the most dominant in UFC history.

Obviously, that list doesn’t end there. The dominance you see inside of the Octagon can be combined with impressive records, exciting styles, longevity and more - such as not backing down from a fight or opponent, regardless of whether a fighter has had a full camp or is offered a last-minute replacement.

Last week was perhaps one of the most chaotic build-ups to a UFC event in recent memory. The organisation scrambled together a card by re-shuffling some fights in an attempt to salvage the card.

Along with this, Dana had to deal with the whole Conor McGregor saga at the same time.

Despite the outside distractions and not knowing who he would end up fighting in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, Khabib Nurmagomedov took his record to 26-0 to become the undisputed lightweight champion.


The Dagestani star had to see Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway drop out of the fight before the UFC was juggling between Al Iaquinta, Anthony Pettis and Paul Felder - but it was Iaquinta who was given the green light and was dominated throughout the fight.

For those reasons and his pure savagery once the Octagon door shuts, Dana believes Khabib is the now the most dominant fighter in UFC history.

UFC 223: Nurmagomedov v Iaquinta

When asked the question by TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, White said: “Absolutely.

“For what he went through this week. Physically, emotionally and mentally, it is just unbelievable.

“There is probably three guys on the entire roster that would have accepted three fights in a week. Conor McGregor absolutely would, Donald Cerrone and Khabib.”

Nobody can deny the dominance of Nurmagomedov, as his record speaks for itself while he has dominated every single fighter he has gone up against.

However, that doesn’t mean the rest of the world will agree, especially since so many talented and destructive fighters have fought in the Octagon over the years.

Do you agree with Dana White? Is Khabib Nurmagomedov the most dominant fighter in UFC history? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

Dana White
Nate Diaz
Jon Jones
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Conor McGregor

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again