The legendary St. Pierre named the best fighter of the modern era

Canadian mixed martial arts titlist George St. Pierre expressed his belief that UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is rightfully ranked as the promotion's top fighter regardless of weight class.

"I think Islam is the best fighter right now regardless of weight class. Because of his recent performances. They've been amazing. Islam showed tremendous fortitude because he got a nasty dissection in his fight against Porier. I think facing Dustin will make Makhachev even better. Fights like this help you grow. Now Islam is on his way to the status of the greatest MMA fighter of all time," said St. Pierre in an interview with Tristar Gym.

Recall that on June 1, Makhachev made the third defense of the belt, defeating Dustin Puryear by choke.