22. The Last Emperor
“For me, it’s always going to be Fedor, Matterhorn9 wrote. “He looks like your neighborhood plumber and had a stoic face, but when it was time he destroyed pretty much everybody (I’m talking prime Fedor in the 2000s.)” Fedor Emelianenko never fought for the UFC but built his reputation as the best heavyweight in the world during his days with Japanese promotion PRIDE.
“He and his brother both had this “God I am so bored, but it’s better than watching the new painting on my wall dry” look which made them so terrifying,” the fan continued. This is exactly correct. Fedor was intimidating because he was so ruthlessly effective. Arguably the fact that he never fought in the UFC only added to his mystique. Definitely one of the greatest of all-time.