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Old 12-01-2006, 05:27 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Yeah Hughes is definately up there. Definately not the best, but still up there
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:20 AM   #32 (permalink)
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im suprised no one has mentioned Anderson Silva yet... hes dominated most around the world... and made quick work of any "competition" in the UFC. As for Ken Shamrock.. he is a ****ing joke he has never beaten a decent fighter in his life, no ****ing way he is considered one of the best ever. You can say hes gotten older and thats the reason hes been losing. Thats bullshit hes still in excellent shape and has trained hard as he had previously he just ****ing sucks. Tito rearanged his facial configuration 3 times and he finally figures out to leave the sport.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:35 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Anderson Silva - nobody's mentioned him because he's pretty new. Same reason why Shamrock is in there. Yeah he sucks, now. But for about 10 years he was the shit. Silva has been the shit for abotu 10 weeks, in time, him and GSP will rewrite all of these posts for us.

Rickson Gracie - are you serious? Why? Because of his mythical 400-0 record that even his father Helio doesn't acknowledge? That dude is more of an urban legend than a greatest fighter ever contender.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:38 AM   #34 (permalink)
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im suprised no one has mentioned Anderson Silva yet... hes dominated most around the world... and made quick work of any "competition" in the UFC. As for Ken Shamrock.. he is a ****ing joke he has never beaten a decent fighter in his life, no ****ing way he is considered one of the best ever. You can say hes gotten older and thats the reason hes been losing. Thats bullshit hes still in excellent shape and has trained hard as he had previously he just ****ing sucks. Tito rearanged his facial configuration 3 times and he finally figures out to leave the sport.
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:47 AM   #35 (permalink)
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lol harsh Anderson silva is a good fighter, but he's still relatively new, so i dont think he can be considered for being the greatest of all time. Same with GSP, until their more established, i wouldnt consider either of them the best at what they do.
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:40 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Rickson Gracie - are you serious? Why? Because of his mythical 400-0 record that even his father Helio doesn't acknowledge? That dude is more of an urban legend than a greatest fighter ever contender.
Yes, I'm serious. I don't acknowledge the 400-0 record, but that doesn't change how great a fighter he was (is?). Sure the competition back then wasn't nearly at the same level it is today, but you have to measure a man against the era he fought in and Rickson was outrageously dominant during his prime. Most people consider Royce Gracie to be a legend and one of the greatest of all time. Rickson was the family champion. Simply put Rickson > Royce.
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:50 PM   #37 (permalink)
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My vote is for Don Frye! That guy is the sh*t

Also, if you do a search on youtube for 'Andy Hug', that guy has an amazing story. Check his bio too

You NEVER see anyone do a ka-RAZY axe kick like that guy. May he rest in peace!
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:11 PM   #38 (permalink)
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im suprised no one has mentioned Anderson Silva yet... hes dominated most around the world... and made quick work of any "competition" in the UFC. As for Ken Shamrock.. he is a ****ing joke he has never beaten a decent fighter in his life, no ****ing way he is considered one of the best ever. You can say hes gotten older and thats the reason hes been losing. Thats bullshit hes still in excellent shape and has trained hard as he had previously he just ****ing sucks. Tito rearanged his facial configuration 3 times and he finally figures out to leave the sport.
That's ridiculous, it doesnt matter if hes still in shape. He's in his 40s, at that age you start to slow down, get weaker, less coordinated, etc. The injuries and whatnot have taken there toll and 42 is old for MMA if you didnt know. Ken Shamrock was a legend back in his day and I'm tired of some fans giving him grief because of what he has done lately, they dont realize that hes been around since UFC 1 and was a top dog, its hard to leave a sport you love. You look in the mirror and realize you arent what you used to be and dont wanna face the music throwing in the towel. Give the hall of famer some respect and stop judging his skills for what they are now and remember how good he used to be, him and Royce Gracie made UFC back then. I don't care how you look at it, its the truth!
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:13 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Hahaha ! Frank will destroy hughes? wtf..
dude, i hope your kidding..
Frank cant even beat a B class fighter anymore..
he SUCKS! ok..
just bc frank is hardly fighting anymore doesnt mean he sucks.. he hasnt had a real opponent yet.. and plus hes still been in training for the past 7 years..so he could be even better than he was before.. its not like hes been sitting on the couch eating potato chips..lol
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:33 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Yes, I'm serious. I don't acknowledge the 400-0 record, but that doesn't change how great a fighter he was (is?). Sure the competition back then wasn't nearly at the same level it is today, but you have to measure a man against the era he fought in and Rickson was outrageously dominant during his prime. Most people consider Royce Gracie to be a legend and one of the greatest of all time. Rickson was the family champion. Simply put Rickson > Royce.
Royce atleast fought good competition. Rickson Gracie padded his record, and avoided Sakuraba like the plague. Royce has beaten Ken Shamrock & Dan Severn. Rickson has beaten Funaki, and a bunch of nobodies. Does beating a carny pro wrester(Takada) mean that much? Royce also faced the one guy Rickson didn't want to in Sakuraba, and had a ground breaking(Albeit boring as hell) fight with him(Saku).

Rickson Gracie was/is a myth.

Frank Shamrock was really great during his time. Unfortunately, his time has passed, and he continues to get his name out by posting ridiculous ego stroking video's.

Kazushi Sakuraba
Don Frye
Frank Shamrock(Yea, I'm biased)
Bas Rutten

These are the 4 who I think are the best in terms of memorable fights & importance.

Frank Shamrock was the blueprint of current MMA. A really well rounded fighter who had some classics in his time. His fights with Inoue, Tito, & Bas will forever remain epic.

Sakuraba was the guy who carried Pride for the longest time. If there wasn't a Saku, then Pride wouldn't have survived.

Frye was the perfect gaijin fighter for Pride. His battles with Takayama & Ken Shamrock are among my all time favorites. Only Frye(And Ken) could make a staredown seem so important.

Bas was one of the main Pancrase stars. If it wasn't for Bas, then Ken may not have been as popular as he is/was now/then(Ditto Frank). He was the man to beat, and still remains one of the most respected fighters around.

You can tell who's new to the sport, and who's not by reading some of the posts on here. Anderson Silva? Are you serious?

Say what you will about Ken Shamrock, but he is a pioneer. He helped build up the sport, and he even played his part of putting over the new generation of fighters.

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