Mighty Mouse

Demetrious Johnson

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

There has been a bit of a lull in the discussion of Greatest of All Time (GOAT) status in MMA. Therefore, it is a good time to take a breather and ask a few questions on the subject.

One rule of being a hero is apparently that you never get to call yourself one. That same rule doesn’t seem to apply to mixed martial arts necessarily. So it might serve in an actual discussion of GOATs to state that this precludes those fighters who claim the label for themselves. That is, of course, unless they are found to be deserving.

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