Speak the word ironman to any knowledgeable sports fan and certain names come to mind: Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr. in MLB, Brett Favre in the NFL, Doug Jarvis in the NHL and A.C. Green in the NBA. Durability and longevity serve as the connective tissues, and they are often accompanied by remarkable achievement. The same holds true for MMA in general and the Ultimate Fighting Championship in particular.
In compiling a “UFC Ironmen” list for the latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series series, any number of qualifiers could have been used: total fights, total rounds, career length, etc. However, for the purpose of this exercise, we settled on total time spent competing inside the Octagon, according to FightMetric. Sorry, Travis Fulton:
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Demian Maia (4:40:34), Demetrious Johnson (4:31:08), Jim Miller (4:27:53)
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