Conor McGregor has declared himself as the 2d ultimate MMA fighter of all time within the serve of Anderson Silva.
The Dubliner, 31, took to Twitter on Saturday to anoint Silva, however said he’ll “with out danger” surpass the Brazilian before retiring.
McGregor last fought in January, defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.
“The array of finishes, all the absolute most sensible way thru 2 divisions, with champion residing in 1, Anderson Silva is No.1 MMA GOAT,” said McGregor.
McGregor, who has a 22-4 verbalize within the UFC, claims his “champion residing” in two divisions – featherweight and gentle – is ample to precise him 2d characteristic within the serve of former middleweight champion Silva.
“My array of finishes, all the absolute most sensible way thru 3 divisions, with champion residing in 2, I’m No.2. If no longer tied one.
“Alternatively [I am] quiet full of life, No.1 is fully secured by occupation live. And with out danger.”
McGregor’s prime four is rounded out by former middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and up-to-the-minute gentle heavyweight belt-holder Jon Jones.
He added that had he taken into legend failed medication checks while figuring out his rankings, he would decide up installed himself on the tip.
Silva and Jones decide up each and every examined sure for banned substances at some level of their occupation.
“I did now not present PED outcomes on a few entrants, even though that makes me the particular recent No.1 MMA GOAT, along with quiet being full of life,” said McGregor.
“Although it shames, as successfully as locations all runs and finishes in full doubt, I’ve snored a few juice heads. A aesthetic GOAT have to carry out it all.”