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Old 10-13-2008, 12:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Tank was overrated back then, people used to think he was ard, he was pretty ard, but not that ard. He is not overrated whatsoever now. I'd say the guy is a legend. He helped bring people into the sport. You watch a Tank Abbott fight, you want to come back for more. Especially when he tries to throw somebody out of the cage.

If this was MMA, i'd say Rickson because as Damone says, some crazy people still think he would do well today. People don't think that about Royce.

I seriously wish Rickson fought Bas
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Id have to say Tank. Even back in the day he was way over rated. He tried to portrait himself as the ultimate tough guy but lacked just about everything to back it up.

Dan Severn is a close second for me. That guy was as boring as hell. Who can ever forget that snoozefest with Ken Shamrock at UFC 9.
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Id have to say Tank. Even back in the day he was way over rated. He tried to portrait himself as the ultimate tough guy but lacked just about everything to back it up.

Dan Severn is a close second for me. That guy was as boring as hell. Who can ever forget that snoozefest with Ken Shamrock at UFC 9.
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f this was MMA, i'd say Rickson because as Damone says, some crazy people still think he would do well today. People don't think that about Royce.

I seriously wish Rickson fought Bas
Yeah, I totally agree. He may be one of the most talented all around ground fighters in history, but a LOT of his MMA performances were subpar to say the least. Legend? Yes. MMA God? NO!!!
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Tank Abbot for sure. A one trick pony... just like Kimbo.
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Tank is probably overrated, yes. But I still like him. I don't think he cares who he fights or when. And he's entertaining to watch, at least he is to me lol.
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Gotta go with Tank too, he was Kimbo first. I was a big fan of his back in the day though.

Of current day fighters I would have went with Lidel, but people aren't over rating him as much now so I say Couture. He won a couple fights people thought he was going to lose, but it's pretty much over for Randy now.
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I think that you obviously have to say Tank Abbott. He really has no skills, and he had a bad record in the Old school UFC. Severn was a talented wrestler who never really learned anything else, but still could control some guys on the ground. Ken Shamrock is important not only as a fighter, but as a figure in MMA. If he would have stayed retired, which he should have, he would have remained that. While his skills wouldn't stand up against the fighters of today, he was someone that helped bring mma to an American audience. I think the same argument can be applied to Royce Gracie. Even though Rickson is the better of two, Royce took BJJ to the American audience. I think the problem with these guys is that we are comparing them to the fighers of today. You can't do that. It would be like comparing Jim Brown to today's NFL. Could he just run over the linebackers of today? Of course not, but it doesn't diminish what he did during his time.
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