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The 5 Biggest Fights We Never Got to See

Posted 12-06-2007 at 01:39 PM by

5. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Randy Couture

Its huge draw. The Best Fighter on the Planet vs. The Greatest Champion of All Time. Russian vs. American. Its a legacy fight. One person would be cemented as the best HW fighter of our era. Its at #5 because (fingers crossed) there is still time.

4. Rickson Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba

It should have been put up, or shut up time. Sakuraba was the Gracie Hunter and Rickson was the self proclaimed "best". The fact this fight never happened shows that Rickson's record is questionable...at best.

3. Bas Rutten vs. Rickson Gracie

Bas called him out. He wanted to fight the best and thought he could give Rickson a run for his money. Interestingly enough, we never heard back from Rickson. Lame.

2. Wanderlei Silva vs. Randy Couture

Did everyone forget about this fight? Seriously, Chuck vs. Wanderlei wasn't even considered to be a big fight until Liddell beat Couture. When Couture was down at 205, this was a dream match for me and I think it would make a great fight.

1. Frank Shamrock vs. Ken Shamrock

Could you imagine the draw for this fight? The best part is, they would actually do it. Both guys don't like each other and want to fight. It still may happen, but its a shame it didn't happen 3-5 years ago, when both fighters were still relevant. Frank is still a great fighter, but Ken hasn't looked the same for quite awhile.


Those are just my opinions. Throw in some other fights you think are better, adjust my rankings...debate it. Thats the fun part of these blogs.
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    bbjd7's Avatar
    Hate to say it but you missed the clear cut #1 my friend.

    Frank vs Sakuraba back in 2000 would've been bigger than all of these.
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    Posted 12-06-2007 at 02:51 PM by bbjd7 bbjd7 is offline
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    kds13's Avatar
    True, true, true. That would have been a great match.

    The only problem with that was Frank quit fighting for a year, fought Sinosic in K-1, and then didn't fight for another 3 years. Frank was out of MMA and really just chose not to fight anymore.
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    Posted 12-06-2007 at 03:03 PM by kds13 kds13 is offline
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    Damone's Avatar
    Rutten vs Couture.

    Bas mentioned that he'd fight Randy during Pride 3, but Randy left for Japan before Bas got to the UFC, and the fight didn't happen. A shame, because it sounded interesting.
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    Posted 12-06-2007 at 03:42 PM by Damone Damone is offline
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    kds13's Avatar
    I know you love Bas, Damone, but who would you take in that fight? Bas didn't have a the best takedown defense...woulda been interesting to see if he could catch Randy in a sub.
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    Posted 12-06-2007 at 03:50 PM by kds13 kds13 is offline
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    Damone's Avatar
    Probably Randy, since Bas' takedown defense was pretty bad, as you have already mentioned. I think Couture would just outwork him for the decision, but it would've been interesting to see those 2 square off in the cage.
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    Posted 12-06-2007 at 05:18 PM by Damone Damone is offline
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    bbjd7's Avatar
    Sad thing about Frank vs Sakuraba is that Frank always talked about wanting to fight Sakuraba and to fight in Pride but never ended up signing with Pride.
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    Posted 12-06-2007 at 06:08 PM by bbjd7 bbjd7 is offline
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    Damone's Avatar
    Frank vs Sakuraba would've ruled in 99-2000. That's another dream fight that will never happen, which really, really sucks because it would've determined who was the greatest fighter on the planet at that time.
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    Posted 12-06-2007 at 07:34 PM by Damone Damone is offline
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    cdnbaron's Avatar
    How about Bas vs Wandy? There are a couple old PRIDE shows where they hinted at that fight and then I had to change my pants. That would've been awesome.
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    Posted 12-08-2007 at 03:54 AM by cdnbaron cdnbaron is offline
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    bbjd7's Avatar
    I always thought Bas vs Wandy would've been fun but a fight I really wanted to see was Wandy vs Frank and the sad thing is if Frank didn't leave he probably would've faced Wanderlei in the UFC in his next title defense. (Of course UFC Wandy was quite different than Pride Wanderlei.
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    Posted 12-08-2007 at 02:24 PM by bbjd7 bbjd7 is offline
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    Arlovski_Fan's Avatar
    IMO Couture vs Nog should be close. Since Fedor vs Couture won't happen, this was at least plausible. Personally I think Nog would win, but either way I would give the #1 spot to the winner(if I still didn't consider Fedor it after reliving his crazy armbars)
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    Posted 01-04-2008 at 06:17 PM by Arlovski_Fan Arlovski_Fan is offline
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    Kameleon's Avatar
    [B]Last year for some reason the fight I wanted to see was Wanderlei vs Shogun. I thought this would have been a great stand up war.[/B]
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    Posted 01-05-2008 at 12:47 PM by Kameleon Kameleon is offline
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    davidm724's Avatar
    I was really looking forward to Joe Rogan vs. Wesley Snipes. haha, what a joke. Anyway, I agree with Arlovski Fan, I think Couture should have gone for Nog. As much as I like Randy, I think Nog would have taken it.
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    Posted 01-06-2008 at 08:12 AM by davidm724 davidm724 is offline
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    Ramzee's Avatar
    Seriously I always wanted to see these 2 the most

    Bas Rutten vs Rickson. I think Bas would have taken this fight

    Shogun Vs Silva. Would have been one hell of a crazy war.


    oh also Frank vs Ken is on

    http://www.mmaforum.com/mmaforum-gen...te-inside.html
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    Posted 01-08-2008 at 02:12 PM by Ramzee Ramzee is offline
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    how bout ur Mom ****in ur Dad in the ass with a fat strapon
    Ohhh yeah ur Dad wouldn't fight
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    Posted 08-12-2008 at 11:18 PM by bloodjunkDaHOMO bloodjunkDaHOMO is offline
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    ouch !!
    Have a Great one Boys
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    Posted 08-13-2008 at 12:56 AM by AriannyCeleste AriannyCeleste is offline
 
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