Michael Jordan is widely regarded by many hardcore basketball fans and even casual fans as the ‘Greatest of All Time’. At the peak of his career, Jordan was the most popular athlete of his time.
Jordan is widely responsible for popularising basketball worldwide to a whole other level. From 1990 to 1998, he was so popular that his name was synonymous with the NBA. His rise in popularity bought many new basketball fans to the sport. His skill set and athleticism inside the court were second to none.
Jordan went on to win 6 NBA finals and what’s even more impressive is the fact that he never let an NBA finals game reach game 7. Such was his dominance in the NBA.
Who is the Michael Jordan of MMA?
Jordan’s greatness can be perfectly be understood by the fact that other sports use the term Michael Jordan to compare the best player of all time in their respective sports.
BT Sports’ Chamatkar Sandhu took to Twitter to ask his followers who the Michael Jordan of MMA was. Many people had different opinions, but the fighters they chose wasn’t surprising.
Who's the Michael Jordan of MMA?
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) April 19, 2020
Fans were replying with primarily three names, i.e Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, and Jon Jones.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) April 19, 2020
Jonathan Bones Jones
— Dan (@BestFightPicks) April 19, 2020
— EyeSick👀😷 (@Eiyzhek) April 19, 2020
— Jim Assoun (@jimassoun1) April 19, 2020
While all the fighters are great in their respective rights, but mans overwhelmingly replied with Jon Jones when asked about Michael Jordan of MMA.
Jon Jones hasn’t lost a fight in over a decade. He holds victories over current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Quinton Jackson, Ryan Bader, Chael Sonnen, Alexander Gustafsson etc.
Jones is also known for ending championship streaks of fighters and he also handed out loss to Glover Teixeira who was riding on a 20-fight winning streak. He defeated Ryan Bader and Daniel Cormier, both of whom were on a 15-fight winning streak and he also ended six-fight winning streak of multiple time UFC title challenger Alexander Gustafsson.
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