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Jon Jones and Amanda Nunes hold different places in G.O.A.T. debate

Only in combat sports can someone proclaim themselves the “Greatest of All Time” and have it be viewed as a positive self-portrayal instead of an egotistical boast. A football player couldn’t get away with such a statement without being called arrogant, nor could a basketball or baseball player. A golfer, other than Jack Nicklaus, calling himself the greatest would be seen as blasphemy. But being the G.O.A.T. in mixed-martial arts seems to be an evolving process considering the relative youth of the sport, though UFC 239 in Las Vegas presents a strong argument for the top contenders of each gender. Jon Jones is a big favorite to successfully defend his UFC light heavyweight championship against Thiago Santos, while Amanda Nunes ...