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Khabib Nurmagomedov nears the top in pound-for-pound MMA rankings

Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor on Oct. 6 to inch closer to the top. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Which MMA fighter is the best, regardless of promotion or weight division?

ESPN's Brett Okamoto, Ariel Helwani and Jeff Wagenheim provide their picks, and those votes produce our consensus list.

You can find Okamoto's division-by-division rankings here.

Note: Rankings were updated Oct. 9. Fighters who are currently suspended are not eligible. On Oct. 15, the Nevada State Athletic Commission issued temporary suspensions to two fighters on our men's pound-for-pound list, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, stemming from the brawl at the conclusion of UFC 229. A hearing on Oct. 24 could result in indefinite suspensions, which would be reflected in our next rankings.

ESPN MMA men's pound-for-pound rankings

Others receiving votes: Tony Ferguson and Yoel Romero.

ESPN MMA women's pound-for-pound rankings

Others receiving votes: Julia Budd and Ketlen Vieira