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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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2nd Best Fighter of all time

I think that the majority of us can can agree that Fedor is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Who in your opinion would be second? Some names that come to mind are:

Chuck Liddell
Wanderlei Silva
Kazushi Sakuraba
Bas Rutten
Rickson Gracie
Big Nog
Mirko CroCop
Randy
Matt Hughes

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I think that the majority of us can can agree that Fedor is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Who in your opinion would be second? Some names that come to mind are:

Chuck Liddell
Wanderlei Silva
Kazushi Sakuraba
Bas Rutten
Rickson Gracie
Big Nog
Mirko CroCop
Randy
Matt Hughes

Tell me what you think
Bas rutten, shogun, or big Nog. I'll post again in a bit to a narrow it down, I want to look up some stuff first.
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I'll go out on a limb and say Royce Gracie in his prime may be the second best MMA fighter simply because he really stepped up to answer the question of which martial art is the "best?" He stepped in the octagon with opponents of every weightclass and discipline, and dispatched them. Arguably, if Royce Gracie had not been a key factor in the UFC's initial success, BJJ and submission defense may not have been a major factor in a fighter's repertoire until later. Royce showed that despite a fighter's weight advantage and knockout power, they better improve their ground game and either have titanium joints or be able to fend off a submission.

My favorite fighters of all time:

Randy Couture
Ken Shamrock
Rickson Gracie
Matt Hughes
Rampage Jackson
Chuck Liddell
Fedor Emelianenko
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I don't honestly think anyone from like UFC 1- 20 can be the best any more unless they adapted. In his era he was dominant, but he wasnt an MMA fighter. It was style vs style.
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Bas Rutten.
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post #6 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 08:52 AM
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Bas was awesome for his time but I don't know how he would square off against Big Nog.
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Royce Gracie isn't an MMA fighter. He's a Gracie Jiu Jitsu fighter that fought in MMA before anyone knew about Jiu Jitsuand didn't know how to defend it. He is nowhere near the 2nd best at all.
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For his time you could make a case for Royce. I think thats how you gotta look at it as who was the best for their time. Ill put Bas at number 2. That may be a little biased though.

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ill go wit Big Nog also

My Top 10:
Fedor
Henderson
GSP
Lyoto Machida
Aleks E
Josh Barnett
Big Nog
BJ Penn
Anderson Silva
Cro Cop Musosi and bada hari
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Ima go with Matt Hughes or Wanderlei Silva

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