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Some idiots call Khabib the Goat: Marlon Vera gives his pick

LockerRoom Team
22 September 2023

UFC fighter Marlon Vera has recently added his voice to the ongoing debate about who deserves the title of the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) in mixed martial arts. His remarks came in response to an ESPN MMA post showcasing a remarkable photo of UFC champions from 12 years ago, with Jon Jones being the only one still holding a UFC championship.

The post by ESPN MMA served as a powerful testament to Jon Jones' incredible career longevity and dominance in the sport. In the photo, champions from over a decade ago were featured, highlighting Jones' enduring reign as a UFC champion.

Marlon Vera, not one to shy away from expressing his opinions, reshared the post with his own commentary. He took the opportunity to weigh in on the ongoing discussion surrounding Khabib Nurmagomedov's status as the GOAT in MMA. In his reshared post,

Vera stated, "And some of u idiots call Khabib the goat lol."

Vera's remarks have reignited the conversation about who truly deserves the title of the GOAT in MMA. Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retired undefeated and as the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, has often been at the center of this debate, with many fans and fighters hailing him as the greatest in the sport's history.

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Jon Jones, on the other hand, has had an illustrious career, with multiple title defences and an extended championship streak. His ability to maintain his championship status over such a lengthy period has solidified his claim to the GOAT title in the eyes of many.

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The GOAT debate in MMA is a highly subjective and contentious topic, with fans, fighters, and analysts often having varying opinions on the matter. Marlon Vera's candid remarks have added another layer of intrigue to this ongoing discussion.

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