I honestly don't think they're missing Randy /shrug
MMA at this stage in its progression is not the most grueling sport, there is no most grueling sport, thats stupid, its based on the effort athletes place into it. As much as I like MMA i hate the bias towards what it is.
Best baseball pitcher ever to play was left off the list.
Satchel Paige. Most of his accomplishments came after the age of 40.
John Stockton regular with triple doubles in the playoffs after the age of 40.
How about f*cking Laird Hamilton
In my opinion though...pitchers nowadays (i.e. Jamie Moyer) should not even be mentioned since they compete once a week at most...the guy pitched in like 30 games over a an entire season including the playoffs. Not too demanding if you ask me. And golfers, seriously...don't even include that because that is just retarded. I played golf. I could and did play 36 holes a day and never fatigued...any sport you can play better while high is not really physically demanding and therefore should not be mentioned with greatest athletes after 40.
I think they just did that b/c they know a lot of their audience/readership is golf-crazed and would be pissed off if there wasn't a golfer on the list.
Unless you walk and carry your clubs, golf isn't "grueling" in the least, otherwise there would be far less fat f*cks hacking out there and ripping up big divots that they don't replace. Don't even get me started.
They should have added Nina Hartley- the chick is over 50 and still doing porn- that's athleticism, good genetics, plus thousands and thousands of times imitating a Krispy Kreme donut. That's pure heart, dedication and hardwork.