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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Most successful Heavyweight title defenses?!

Just flicking through Randy Coutures wiki page and came across this statistic, and it surprised me. . .

Tied (Tim Sylvia) for most successful Heavyweight title defenses (Three)


Three title defenses is the record in the Heavyweight division? Really? Is this a mistake?

It just seems really strange to me. And i'm not even sure its going to get surpassed in the near future as the Heavyweight division is pretty stacked right now.
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Just flicking through Randy Coutures wiki page and came across this statistic, and it surprised me. . .

Tied (Tim Sylvia) for most successful Heavyweight title defenses (Three)


Three title defenses is the record in the Heavyweight division? Really? Is this a mistake?

It just seems really strange to me. And i'm not even sure its going to get surpassed in the near future as the Heavyweight division is pretty stacked right now.
Yeah, its true. The saddest part about it is that the HW division was garbage back then!

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its only been in the past year where the hw division is truly solid and stacked
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Don't worry Overeem is going to put all of these little girls in their place and break that record.

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its only been in the past year where the hw division is truly solid and stacked
Yeah the heavyweight division on the UFC has been weak for a long time now. But back when fighters like Josh Barnett and Pedro Rizzo were fighting, i would have thought someone would have made more than 3 successful defenses.

And i think that it annoys me even more that Tim Sylvia holds (or ties) the record. Tim fcuking Sylvia! What a joke!

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Ha! I lol'd hard at this!
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There was once an article on MMAF. I can't find it anywhere. Ironman wrote it I think and it talked about a very similar concept, and how people talked about the LHW division being a revolving door, but HW was really the revolving door in MMA.



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All the top HWs were in Pride or somewhere else.

There really hasn't been any really good fighters in the HW division. For the longest time, the HW division has been the weakest division in the UFC. When your biggest stars were Arlovski and Tim Sylvia, somethings wrong. I was a fan of Arlovski back then but today's fighters would eat him alive at his prime.

Frank Mir could have made a long reign as the champ until he got into that accident and took him out of MMA for about 2 years.
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There was once an article on MMAF. I can't find it anywhere. Ironman wrote it I think and it talked about a very similar concept, and how people talked about the LHW division being a revolving door, but HW was really the revolving door in MMA.
The difference is that at 205 the belt was only vacated once by Frank Shamrock. The HW title Couture, Sylvia, Mir, Barnett, Lesnar, and Rutten all dropped or had to have interim titles brought in.

I think the big problem with 205 is no one has held the title for a year since Jackson.
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