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post #31 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 05:05 PM
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10. Jean Claude Van Damme: The movie Bloodsport the reaction amazing. Introduced to me that there is a world of underground fighting that goes on.

9. Ken Shamrock: Made UFC and MMA popular. See WWF run and "feud" with Royce Gracie.

8. Royce Gracie: Introduced the world of BJJ to MMA and started the evolution of the sport from different types of martial arts to well rounded fighters.

7. Victor Belfort: As mentioned showed what a "well rounded" fighter could do, having striking, submission, ground game.

6. Evan Tanner: one of the first champions across different wieght classes.

5. Tito Ortiz: Was there for MMA starting to blow up and took it to the next level.

4. Dana White: Has become a great poster boy for the sport.

3. Sakakibara: Headed up PRIDE FC and we all know what Pride has done for us.

1&2. The Fertitta Brothers (Lorenzo and Frank III): Picked up UFC in 2001 and have pumped money into a dying organization to bring it back from the brink of extinction. As well as buying Pride FC forcing Zuffa and the MMA to go global.

In conclusion this list was a lot harder to make then I thought it would be.
vitor's ground and sub game aint that great and he only became champ by a fluke and tanner never became a champ at any weight other than middle and he never successfully defended it and lasty i dunno if you could really call dana white a poster boy...

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post #32 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 05:15 PM
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Thanks, I couldn't remember if Tanner had or not and Vitor I wasn't sure about either..may edit later.
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vitor's ground and sub game aint that great and he only became champ by a fluke and tanner never became a champ at any weight other than middle and he never successfully defended it and lasty i dunno if you could really call dana white a poster boy...
Vitor is a black belt under Carlson Gracie, but other than that I agree.
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i cant think of ten that really efected me but heres 5

Belive it or not Iron Mike Tyson. I actual bought the tyson holyfeild fight and watched tyson take a bite out of the compitition lirerly! People started saying It would be great if the put him in mma just to see him get his ass kicked. I thougt what is this mma everyone is talking about?

ken shamrock was the first guy i ever heard of in the mma and thought I would check it out because of him.

Rich franklin Because when I met him I really got into it and wanted to watch him fight.

Chuck bcause of tuf when the ufc came to cable tv that is when I was hooked.

Randy My favorit fighter Watching him fight was awsome and he is a great guy in and out of the ring Anything with him in it I was sure to watch. and because he was on tuf.

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Didn't you make this exact thread word for word before?



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in my list i would put cc cuase he got me into this sport


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Didn't you make this exact thread word for word before?
no. having deja vu?

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no, just the thing about Tito looks so familiar from a thread like this, oh well



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I know for a fact this exact thread has already been made. Your not crazy, IronDaisy

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http://www.mmaforum.com/mmaforum-gen...tml#post147363

Found it. You stole his thread and its almost word for word. Whats up with that? O well Im merging them

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