Dana White snubs Khabib in favor of Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor and his ‘GOAT’ Jon Jones in UFC all-time list

Dana White complimented Khabib Nurmagomedov enough throughout his career. He even went to great lengths to get the former lightweight champion back to the UFC after his retirement. However, the UFC president did not put him on a list of elite UFC athletes. Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor make the list. He came after veteran promoter, cold-shouldered Nurmagomedov, in a GOAT question, despite giving a reason for the same.

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In a GQ Sports, actually me episode, Dana White answered burning questions from fans on the internet. While responding, “Can Khabib Nurmagomedov be considered the GOAT of the UFC?”White said, “It’s so tough. Obviously he has enough talent. You know, who knows what he could achieve, but he retired too soon.

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Dana White had a name in mind, in case people were wondering who he considered the better fighter. The 53-year-old said: “What do you think of Jon [Jones]it’s hard not to call him the GOAT”

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 24: UFC President Dana White interacts with the media during the UFC on FOX press conference on January 24, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Fans of Nurmagomedov and Jones have often had debates over which fighter has the best resume in the UFC. The two fighters had very contrasting careers. ‘The Eagle’ had a short but flawless championship run; ‘Bones’ had a long and dominant championship run, but he also had some close battles.

Dana White didn’t put Khabib Nurmagomedov in his top 5

Not only did the Manchester, Connecticut-born promoter dismiss ‘The Eagle’ as a GOAT, but he also snubbed him from the list of the top five UFC fighters of all time.

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White named former longtime light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, longtime former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, 6-time women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, first two-time concurrent champion Conor McGregor and the two divisions (welterweight and middleweight) and longtime 170-pound king Georges St-Pierre, as his top five.

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GLENDALE, AZ – JUNE 12: Dana White meets the press after UFC 263 on June 12, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The UFC president also spoke about Nurmagomedov’s potential, but felt the Dagestan-born fighter called him a day too soon.

The millionaire promoter also endorsed Kamaru Usman to make the roster.

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