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Old 02-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I love MMA as much as the next guy but AS is at the bottom of this list for me. He is a great fighter but there are some real studs on this list.

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Get everybody to vote for Anderson Silva on here, Twitter, and FB. Wouldn't that be something if he takes out Phelps. This could further legitimize the sport of MMA.
It'll be a cold day in hell before I take Silva over Jordan.


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Earnheart being on that list if freaking hilarious. Driving a fast car does not make someone an athlete.
Drivers have to be athletes to race under the forces and conditions they are subjected to.
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Saying racecar drivers are not athletes is just ignorant. Actually, the fact that Michael Schumacher is not on that list is kinda ridiculous.
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As greatest athlete on that list you have to give it to Bo Jackson, pro baseball, profootball and could have been an Olympian in track and field.

I am surpised though that Herschel Walker never made the list cause that guy was an Olympian, played pro football and took up professional MMA as a retiree.
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cool they have an MMA fighter on there but I personally dont feel he deserves I mean really how long do his fights last. 5 10 minuets he is talented but you can't compare a guy who averages less than 2 round mma fight to say a triathlon athlete or swimmer or even boxer like Ali. Hell I would pick GSP as a better athlete than silva at least he goes 5 rounds every time
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Same here, I already voted for Jordan. Plus, Phelps shouldn't be on that list. Swimming is not a sport, swimming is a way to keep from drowning.

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How could they not include Aleksandr Karelin?
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Kind of hard to pick a greatest athlete of all time due to their sports being of completely different natures.

However with that being said, Ali is a shoe-in for me, huge hero of mine, the guy pretty much invented trash talk and no one has ever backed it up like he did!
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IMO Jordan takes that by miles away.
The other guy with in that kind of greatness was maradona and he is not nominated.
Voted for Andy though.

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Saying racecar drivers are not athletes is just ignorant. Actually, the fact that Michael Schumacher is not on that list is kinda ridiculous.
Actually, i have great difficulty in seeing them as athletes,
obviously they are great at what they do, but i don't think of it as being very athletic.
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