Top 10

By: Brian Knapp
Jul 26, 2017

Nothing moves the needle quite like a blockbuster prizefight.

Former five-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to face reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 in a groundbreaking boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The build-up for the fight began with a four-day, four-city press tour that took the two participants from Los Angeles and Toronto to Brooklyn, New York, and London. Their verbal barbs ranged from clever to downright embarrassing but nevertheless had the masses talking. The push figures to continue for the next month. Some see it as a circus. Others see it as a dream matchup.

With the eyes of the combat sports world centered on the forthcoming Mayweather-McGregor showdown, the latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series focuses on dream matches between mixed martial artists who have not yet fought each other.

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OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier vs. Cain Velasquez, Justin Gaethje vs. Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor vs. Tyron Woodley, Georges St. Pierre vs. Ben Askren, Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones, Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje, Paul Daley vs. Michael Page, Doo Ho Choi vs. Chan Sung Jung, Tyron Woodley vs. Yoel Romero, Max Holloway vs. Chan Sung Jung, Demian Maia vs. Ronaldo Souza, Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero, Stephen Thompson vs. Michael Page, Conor McGregor vs. Frankie Edgar, Conor McGregor vs. Robbie Lawler, Jose Aldo vs. Cody Garbrandt, Rory MacDonald vs. Donald Cerrone, Cain Velasquez vs. Stipe Miocic, Jose Aldo vs. Edson Barboza

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