Best fighter from your state?

Best is a subjective term, but this my best, albeit debut attempt at naming the best MMA fighter in each state in the union. Where someone is from is subjective too. Make a good case and I can edit. Active fighters only please. State G.O.A.T. is another list.
 
Alabama: Eryk Anders 
Alaska: Jared Cannonier 
Arizona: Ryan Bader 
Arkansas: Wade Johnson
California: Dominick Cruz
Colorado: Donald Cerrone 
Connecticut: Glover Teixeira
Delaware: Retired heavyweight Aaron Brink used to appear in adult movies under the name Dick Delaware. He was from California though. 
Florida: Jorge Masvidal 
Georgia: Anthony Johnson
 
Hawaii: Max Holloway
Idaho: TBD
Illinois: Matt Mitrione
Indiana: Eddie Wineland
Iowa: Robbie Lawler
Kansas: Tim Elliott 
Kentucky: TBD
Louisiana: Dustin Poirier
Maine: Tim Boetsch 
Maryland: Sara McMann
 
Massachusetts: Joe Lauzon
Michigan: Daron Cruickshank
Minnesota: Cat Zingano 
Mississippi: Jason Knight
Missouri: Tyron Woodley
Montana: Lloyd Woodard
Nebraska: Jake Ellenberger 
Nevada: Frank Mir, although a large number of top fighters train and live in Nevada, Wanderlei Silva for example, they are not from Nevada.
New Hampshire: Joey Gomez
New Jersey: Frankie Edgar
 
New Mexico: Joseph Benavides
New York: Jon Jones
North Carolina: Derek Brunson 
North Dakota: Ronda Rousey, although Rowdy was born in Riverside, California, she spent the majority of her childhood in Jamestown, ND, which gives her at least an honorary. But honestly, TBD.
Ohio: Cody Garbrandt
Oklahoma: Johny Hendricks 
Oregon: Paige VanZant 
Pennsylvania: Eddie Alvarez 
Rhode Island: Eric Spicely 
South Carolina: Stephen Thompson
 
South Dakota: Ben Nguyen 
Tennessee: Ovince St Preux
Texas: Derrick Lewis
Utah: Court McGee
Vermont: Jeremy Kimball
Virginia: Ryan Hall 
Washington: Demetrious Johnson
West Virginia; Jason Butcher 
Wisconsin: Ben Askren
Wyoming: Justin Salas

Not from the US, so I cant really vote. But I still want to witness the butthurt comments against OP's list.

So... IN.

Dustin Ortiz Indiana?

Thought he was out of Tennessee.


Indiana------ I would say Eddie Wineland

Tim Boetsch or Marcus Davis

honorable mention Tim Sylvia

LOFL

Anthony Pettis is from WISCONSIN, not Illinois.

Geography, how does it work?

Askren is also from Wisconsin, not Iowa.

Wow.

Alberta, Canada - Bret "The Hitman" Hart

Is this about what state they were from......or what state they train out of?

Ma - Gannon!?!?!?

Why is DON'T KNOW allowed to be the best in 4 states? Obvious favortisim towards this guy. Do you owe him money or something Kirik?

Ohio is difficult...We got Cody and Stipe

PA and NJ check out.

Needs some tweaking but cool concept.

Me

What about the District of Columbia

GoldbergsAdderall - Ohio is difficult...We got Cody and Stipe
This. Ohio is the GOAT state for fighting

Current fighter or retired matter? 

If not then in Indiana I would say Chris Lytle.

If it matters then the active fighters from here that I can think of off the top of me head are Matt Mitrione, Eddie Wineland, and Darren Elkins with Eddie Heading up the list 

UltimateKeyboardWarrior -


LOFL



Anthony Pettis is from WISCONSIN, not Illinois.



Geography, how does it work?

That made me lol too

This is something a 17'er would post. Who is this dumb ass OP?

David@accu - 


Why is DON'T KNOW allowed to be the best in 4 states? Obvious favortisim towards this guy. Do you owe him money or something Kirik?



Kirik dodging the tough questions like usual.

Thanks for all the replies. This is active fighters, not best ever. Where a fighter is from is a little ambiguous to me. I am not sure if there is a widely accepted definition. Glover for example is from Brazil but has been in Conn since before she started MMA or BJJ is married and lives in Conn. So is he from Conn? But then if it is just where people live, Nevada and California has half the sport. Any arguments one way or another gratefully received.