Who are/were the top 10 biggest combat sports stars in the past ten years?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Top 10 Biggest PPV Fights in History
    • Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao.
    • Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor.
    • Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor.
    • Floyd Mayweather v Oscar De La Hoya.
    • Floyd Mayweather v Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
    • Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield II.
    • Lennox Lewis v Mike Tyson.
    • Nate Diaz v Conor McGregor II. Added boxing events to compare them to MMA stars.
     
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    iloverachel Member Full Member

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    Off the top of my head
    Manny Pacquiao
    Floyd Mayweather
    Conor Mcgregor
    Ronda Rousey (for MMA and womens)
    Canelo and GGG
    Khabib (not top 10 but close to most popular in MMA)
    GSP/Anderson Silva (MMA)
    Anthony Joshua is pretty huge (maybe not so much now)
    Jon Jones
    Tyson Fury
    Chuck Liddell

    I follow MMA more than boxing these past few years, but I am sure theres hundreds of top boxers who are 100x more popular than some of the names I listed. But the MMA guys are definitely among the most popular

    Mike Tyson was huge in the 80s
     
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    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    Bit of a weird thread considering you list the top 10 all time biggest PPV events (well pretty sure you listed only 8)with nearly half of those events you listed happening outside the last decade,also almost half of those events have nothing do with anything other then another thread from you on how boxing is so much better then MMA
     
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    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    These are the top 10 ppv events up until january 2020 in order,so havent included the Nate v Masvidal fight which likely pushed the Pacquio v Mosley fight outside of top 10 and would make an even 5 boxing and 5 mma.
    Will do my top 10 combat fighters from the last decade soon.
    Floyd v Pac
    Floyd v Conor
    Conor v Khabib
    Floyd v Canelo
    Conor v Nate 2
    Floyd v Cotto
    Conor v Nate
    Pac v Marquez 3
    Aldo v Conor
    Pac v Mosley
     
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    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    Conor is number 1 ahead of Floyd then the other 8 in no particular order.
    Pacquio
    Nate
    Rousey
    Khabib
    Canelo
    Fury
    Joshua
    Last spot was tricky but I pick Jon Jones ahead of Mosley with Jorge Masvidal making a late push,with his last couple of fights against Usman 1.3 mill ppvs and Diaz almost 2 million.