They don't come greater than Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre in the world of MMA

UFC fighter Anderson Silva, alongside Georges St Pierre and Jon Jones, will be conducting a special training session at the Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum on May 31. -- PHOTO: LAMC PRODUCTIONS
UFC fighter Anderson Silva, alongside Georges St Pierre and Jon Jones, will be conducting a special training session at the Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum on May 31. -- PHOTO: LAMC PRODUCTIONS
UFC fighter Jon Jones, alongside Georges St Pierre and Anderson Silva, will be conducting a special training session at the Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum on May 31. -- PHOTO: LAMC PRODUCTIONS
UFC fighter Jon Jones, alongside Georges St Pierre and Anderson Silva, will be conducting a special training session at the Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum on May 31. -- PHOTO: LAMC PRODUCTIONS

Imagine being part of a training session run by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

It is a salivating prospect for any football lover, but one that will likely remain a pipe dream. Mixed martial arts fans, however, need not have to wonder, for a similarly enthralling experience awaits them in Singapore.

Three of the sport's biggest stars will conduct a special training session at the Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum on May 31. Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre will showcase their talents in 11 cities including London, Sydney and Dubai, as part of the inaugural Fighters World Tour.

The Straits Times explains just why fans are willing to fork out $888 for a two-hour clinic with the trio, who have all enjoyed lengthy title reigns in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Jon Jones 

The former college wrestling standout has enjoyed a meteoric rise since his UFC debut in 2008 - losing just once in 14 bouts.

Boasting a 215-centimetre wingspan, the longest reach of any UFC fighter, the New York light-heavyweight became the promotion's youngest world champion at the age of 23 in 2011.

His flawless submissions and brutal spinning elbows caught the eye of sports apparel giant Nike, who gave the rising talent his own shoe line and made him the face of their global MMA campaign.

Anderson Silva

Before Jones, 'The Spider' held the No. 1 pound-for-pound tag, backed by the UFC's longest title defence streak (10) - one of several records he holds.

The Brazilian middleweight switches from southpaw to orthodox with little drop-off in effectiveness, and his muay thai strikes are considered to be among the finest the sport has ever seen.

Although critics have claimed his ground game it not as good as his stand-up, the 39-year-old has submitted notable grapplers, including Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt Travis Lutter.

Georges St-Pierre

The crowd favourite has been spending some time out of the ring, appearing as a villain in the latest Captain American movie, after going on a sabbatical following his ninth straight UFC welterweight title defence in November.

The 32-year-old karate expert, who is also feared for his wrestling and jiu-jitsu skills, is renowned for staging epic comebacks in fights and is respected for being a class act, arriving at all media conferences in a full suit and rarely succumbing to trash-talking. His 19 wins in the Octagon ring are the most in UFC history.

The Canadian overcame a difficult childhood, attending a school where others would steal his clothes and money. Before turning pro as a mixed martial artist, he worked as a bouncer in a Montreal night club and as a garbageman for six months to pay for his school fees.