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

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. (Note: The Nevada State Athletic Commission said on Oct. 8 it intends to issue 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. But neither fighter is suspended at the time of these rankings.)

ESPN MMA men's pound-for-pound rankings

ESPN MMA women's pound-for-pound rankings

Others receiving votes:  Julia Budd and  Ketlen Vieira