Look at Hughes, he is not my favorite fighter...in fact, I don't like him...
But his record is at 45-5-0 and people still say he sucks ass and has no skill. But Tito is at 15-4-0 but qualifies for the Hall of Fame. So yeah, maybe it is all about attitude. But you discount Hughes vs. Gracie, who is washed up and say Tito's best accomplishment would have een whoopin the shit out of Shamrock three times, doesn't matter that Gracie and Shamrock are both older and slower...but Hughes' was one of THE most anticipated fights ever, but he's not worth the HOF. I'll give Tito Wandy and Belfort, yet Hughes took Sherk, Pierre (everyone's God before he became their God), and Riggs when Riggs couldn't even make weight. On top of that Hughes has one of the most memorable knockouts by slamming Carlos Newton from the top of the cage in the triangle (I know he was choked out and unconscious when he slammed him, but he still has that memorableknockout).
Now look at the Iceman (because youre gunna think I'm nuthugging Hughes, who is a bastard): Record of 19-3-0. Took on Jeff Monson, Kevin Randallman, Sobral, Bustamonte, Belfort, Vernon White, Randy Couture, AND Tito Ortiz. He's been in plentyof hyped up fights, he constantly proves HIMself capable of HOF. He knocked out Guy Mezger (Pride, doesn't count...but still). He is exciting, he brings in the fans. He took on an HOF'er (Couture), AND he wiped out Tito (and probably will again). Shouldn't Chuck be in there, too?
Now I'm sure if I shot through multiple MMA careers, I could pull out a bunch of stuff like this- so all I'm saying is there's more overqualified than Tito, and unless Tito beats Chuck, he don't deserve it. The standards should be higher for skill.
1. He who spares the bad injures the good
2. To compete is to live, but in order to fight you must first begin by digging two graves.
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