4. Georges St-Pierre
When the conversation of GOAT begins to float about, one name that never fails to be mentioned is that of former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
St-Pierre ruled the 170-pound division in dominant fashion, earning wins over the likes of Matt Hughes, BJ Penn (twice), Matt Serra, Thiago Alves, Jake Shields, Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz, and Johny Hendricks. That is certainly a track record worthy of being considered one of the greatest of all time.
‘Rush’ was able to rack up a 12-fight win streak that included nine successful consecutive title defenses, and could have earned more had he not decided to retire from MMA competition following his razor-thin win over Hendricks in 2013. Now St-Pierre has the itch to get back into the ultimate proving ground and fight once more, but this time he’s attempting to do it in the 185-pound weight division.
If ‘GSP’ is able to become one of the few men to have ever held titles in two difference weight classes, he’ll silence the conversation for GOAT.