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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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3 guys who need to retire right now.

Big Nog.

Cro Cop.

Randy Couture.


They have all had great careers and have been the best, or 2nd best, at some point. They haven't started racking up losses yet but their recent performances demonstrate that they will if they keep fighting.

Please. All of you. Go out on a high note. If you stop now you'll be remembered as legends who were still comptetive when you quit. People will claim that you could have still gotten the title back (they're wrong but at least they can make that claim with a straight face now, they won't be able to a year from now).

The problem all these guys have is their marquee name and reputation means they can't fight anyone but top contenders (rare gifts like Coleman and Perosh aside) but they can't beat any of those top contenders.

Big Nog is the one people are still going to claim is the most relevant but out of the top UFC HW's who the hell is he going to beat? Lesnar, Carwin, Cain, JDS, Mir; I just can't imagine him beating any of those guys. Don't spend the twilight portion of your career as a gatekeeper or even worse, some kind of Shamrock embarassment.

They won't quit, I know that. They never do, not in MMA or any sport. Wayne Gretzky quit while he was still decent. Rocky Marciano. I can't even think of any others. Bobby Orr but he was forced into by injury.

I just don't want to see these guys start racking up losses and it is going to happen if they keep fighting.
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I agree with 1 & 2 and I partly agree with 3, except Randy is still performing. Age-wise, I think he should be tucking it in, but performance-wise, he's still kicking @$$. Granted he just beat up another old man, but still, compared to Mirko and Nog, he looks like his talents are still at a competitive level.
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I agree with 1 & 2 and I partly agree with 3, except Randy is still performing. Age-wise, I think he should be tucking it in, but performance-wise, he's still kicking @$$.
Now I don't even need to post a reply. Agreed.
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I want randy to retire. The bastard is just to old, I'd like to see him focus on his gym and maybe do commentary with the UFC.

CC I don't want to see retire. I want him to fight for dream and maybe do some K1 stuff.

Nog, I want to see him go to SF/Dream as well. He still has a lot of offer and he is extremely skilled. People are saying he "lost his chin" that is not true. The guy can still take a punch, or 35, its his moment that is absolute shit. I move better than nog did against cain. This is not boxing, your hands are not adequate defense, your moment is everything in striking, absolutely everything.



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I see your point, but I guess if you are said fighter, you probably don't give a shit about your legacy and simply enjoy fighting. Also, only retarded fans will ever forget about their legacy.

In effect, I would understand if any of the three retired, but support them continuing completely.


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I agree with 1 & 2 and I partly agree with 3, except Randy is still performing. Age-wise, I think he should be tucking it in, but performance-wise, he's still kicking @$$. Granted he just beat up another old man, but still, compared to Mirko and Nog, he looks like his talents are still at a competitive level.
Except for the fact that Nog spend 3 rounds kicking Coutures ass not too long back.

I agree with the Couture pick 100% the guy never was a top fighter, his entire career has been manufactured and projected under the wing of the UFC, now real MMA artists are starting to emerge more frequently its time for him to go, if they want proof of this give him RAMPAGE then see what happens.

Nogueira, I would not write him off just yet, he is a talented fighter still with some good fights let in him, he could of just faced the next HW champion for all we know right now, in fact both his recent losses to Cain and Mir have been against top 5 world contenders, I would like to see him given the task of keeping the gates for a couple of fights then see if he can start a comeback title run.

Cro Cop looked in good shape in his last fight, was a guy we dont know much about but that does not make him a bad fighter, just means we just cant tell how he would fend against some of the good fighters out there. I would like to see him fit again in a couple months time ready to take on Ben Rothwell in the fight that should of been to see where he stands right now.
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I agree with the Couture pick 100% the guy never was a top fighter, his entire career has been manufactured and projected under the wing of the UFC
Holy Shit!! - How very dare you!

I can't even reply to this statement, was never a top fighter, are you actually being serious?


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Holy Shit!! - How very dare you!
Nobody but Brits will get that

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Nobody but Brits will get that
lol, maybe


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lol, maybe
cathrine tate show, that gay dude reference xD

im a weirdo i watch british shows, started off with top gear... i saw a few commercials and adverts for other shows while watching and.. bbc ftpw (for the partial win)



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