Former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren (19-0) who is one of the best fighters in UFC with wrestling pedigree, gave the ultimate shout out to the lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0). “Funky” sat down and shared his “Top 5 best wrestlers in UFC history” naming the 30-years-old Russian the best to ever do it in terms of coming from the mat to the Octagon.
— UFC (@ufc) May 14, 2019
Here’s the list according to Askren:
5. Matt Hughes (former two-time UFC welterweight champion)
4. Frankie Edgar (former UFC lightweight champ)
3. Daniel Cormier (UFC heavyweight champion)
2. Georges St-Pierre (former two-division UFC champion)
1. Khabib Nurmagomedov (UFC lightweight champ)