Boxing and MMA’s Most Influential: 2024 Power Rankings Unveiled

Boxing and MMA's Most Influential: 2024 Power Rankings Unveiled

Boxing and MMA’s Most Influential: 2024 Power Rankings Unveiled

Here’s a summary of the rankings of the 50 most influential figures in combat sports according to The Independent:

Gordon Ryan – Renowned jiu-jitsu competitor known for advocating performance-enhancing drugs.

Jon Anik – Emerging as the leading voice of the UFC broadcasts.

Bruce Buffer – Renowned UFC ring announcer known for his catchphrase “It’s time!”

Conor Benn – British boxer with a rising profile despite controversies.

Nate Diaz – UFC fighter and crossover star known for bouts with Conor McGregor.

Derrick James – American boxing coach working with top fighters like Errol Spence Jr.

Donn Davis – Chairman of the Professional Fighters League.

Leon Edwards – British UFC welterweight champion with an inspiring life story.

Ryan Garcia – Talented young American boxer with significant potential.

Manny Pacquiao – Legendary boxer and former senator of the Philippines.

Naoya Inoue – Japanese boxing champion regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound.

Charles Oliveira – Former UFC lightweight champion with a remarkable career trajectory.

Deontay Wilder – Former WBC heavyweight champion known for his knockout power.

Mike Tyson – Boxing icon turned podcast host, known for his Hotboxin’ podcast.

Claressa Shields – Pioneering female boxer with multiple undisputed titles.

Alexander Volkanovski – Dominant UFC featherweight champion from Australia.

Ariel Helwani – Prominent MMA journalist and host of The MMA Hour.

Lou DiBella – US boxing promoter with notable fighters under his banner.

Sean O’Malley – Rising MMA star and UFC bantamweight champion.

Michael Buffer – Iconic boxing ring announcer known for “Let’s get ready to rumble!”

Logan Paul – YouTuber turned boxer and entrepreneur.

Mick Maynard – UFC Vice-President of Talent Relations and matchmaker.

Jon Jones – Considered one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.

Gervonta Davis – Hard-hitting American boxer known as “Tank.”

Israel Adesanya – Former UFC middleweight champion and superstar.

Egis Klimas – Manager of top boxing talents like Oleksandr Usyk.

Amanda Serrano – Dominant female boxer with multiple world titles.

Tommy Fury – British boxer and reality TV star.

Hunter Campbell – UFC’s Chief Business Officer and key figure in matchmaking.

Devin Haney – Rising boxing star and multiple-weight world champion.

Todd duBoef – President of Top Rank Boxing and key figure in the boxing world.

Ari Emanuel – CEO of Endeavor, parent company of the UFC and WWE.

Floyd Mayweather – Undefeated boxing legend known for his exhibition bouts.

Francis Ngannou – Former UFC heavyweight champion and MMA standout.

Katie Taylor – Irish boxer and Olympic gold medalist, undisputed champion.

KSI – British YouTuber turned boxer with a large fanbase.

Oleksandr Usyk – Undisputed cruiserweight champion and heavyweight contender.

Terence Crawford – Pound-for-pound boxing star and undisputed welterweight champion.

Joe Rogan – Influential podcaster and former UFC commentator.

Bob Arum – Prominent boxing promoter and founder of Top Rank.

Al Haymon – American promoter behind Premier Boxing Champions.

Jake Paul – Controversial YouTuber turned boxer and entrepreneur.

Eddie Hearn – British boxing promoter and head of Matchroom Boxing.

Frank Warren – Owner of Queensberry Promotions and rival to Hearn.

Conor McGregor – Former UFC champion and global superstar.

Anthony Joshua – British heavyweight boxer and Olympic gold medalist.

Tyson Fury – WBC heavyweight champion and one of the best of his generation.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – Mexican boxing superstar and pay-per-view draw.

Dana White – UFC president and influential figure in MMA.

Turki Al-Sheikh – Topped the list as the most influential figure in combat sports.

These rankings reflect the diverse landscape of combat sports and the individuals who wield significant influence within them.

Hi, I'm David, a sports writer with a focus on sports science and fitness. My articles explore the latest research and trends in sports performance, providing readers with valuable insights on training, nutrition, and injury prevention.

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