At least they were smart enough to put Gordie Howe at the top of the list. I was also afraid they would forget Chelios, but they didn't, thank God. Kinda weird they both played for the Red Wings.
Randy should definitely be on the list. MMA may not be the most demanding sport in the world, but it is certainly more demanding than NASCAR, golf, and baseball. Randy was 43-years-old when he dominated the 6'8" HW champion.
This seems kind of ironic. MMA fans often discuss how MMA is so technical, and that technique is greater than strength or athleticism but athleticism supplements those skills, but apparently that same arguement is forgotten for sports like Baseball and Golf. Each is a sport based heavily on technique but as top players such as Arod and Woods have shown, athleticism makes you much more competitive.
It's an insult to say golf and baseball aren't sports, and really, makes one sound like an idiot.
Technique is important in MMA, but you'd be a fool to suggest size and strength don't play a part. Think about it, the whole point of the sport is to hurt your opponent. Even BJJ guys, who rely much less on raw power, are trained to put their opponent in a position where they could either die or break a limb.
I'd consider golf and baseball sports, but they are certainly less physically demanding than MMA. And while NASCAR drivers no doubt are very skilled, I would not consider driving a sport. There are lots of things that take skill but shouldn't be considered sports, like poker and darts.