A strong bond exists between the United States and the sport of
mixed martial arts, dating back well before the first
Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Nov. 12, 1993.
America not surprisingly has produced a healthy share of all-time
greats, populating MMA with enduring champions, unforgettable
characters and historic moments where time seemed to stand still.
From hated villains and blood-and-guts warriors to larger-than-life
heroes and regal tacticians, their accomplishments in many ways
bind the sport’s rugged past to its riveting present and promising
The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series
examines the greatest mixed martial artists to ever emerge from the
United States. Nominees had to have at least one major MMA
championship on their mantle.