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***Top 25 fights to show a new fan - MAKEOVER, we need your input!***
So, our lovely old list of the top 25 fights to show a new fan is in serious need of an update.
A LOT of great fights have happened since then, and this is where you guys come in. We need your list. Your top 25 of most entertaining fights all time.
Remember that this has to be the top 25 fights that you would show to a friend if you wanted him/her to get into MMA.
The way this works is, when this thread is eventually closed we will take all your lists, give every fight 1-25 points according to it's placement on each list and add it all up. That way we get an average top 25 which we will unveil sometime in 2012 :)
Now, have fun making these lists - and put some thought into it! And remember - every promotion is in this, not just UFC :)
And thank you for your help!
I'll be adding my list in 2012, after 141, probably before 142.
Frank Shamrock/Tito Ortiz
Nick Diaz/Takanori Gomi
Pete Williams/Mark Coleman
Bj Penn/Matt Hughes II
Matt Hughes/Frank Trigg
Ohhh this is exciting, I will update later on with ym list!
I will have G-Spot v Joe Daddy on it for sure so a new fan can see a fast paced and dynamic ground fight and appreciate it isn't gay dry humping all the time!
We need some new fights to bring in fans :p
I believe a top list to show a new fan should include wide variety of weight classes, and TKOs, KOs, subs, and quick finishes and grinding decisions, and also notable fights which are not necessarily spectacular (Lesnar vs Mir 1). The idea should be to show what to expect - if we show only 25 first-round KOs the reality will be very boring.
It also should be weighed heavily towards fighters who are active today - but still include some historic and pivotal ones. The fights should probably be accompanied by an explanation why they are on the list - whether the fighter is a legend (Wandy) or if the fight itself had an important impact in the sport (Sanchez vs Koscheck, Emelianenko vs Werdum). This way the newbie will understand there's more to the sport than guys beating the shit out of each other, and that there's a rich history despite its young age.
With that in mind, my top 25 fights for a new fan - not my top 25 fights of all time, although the top 2 are:
Here is my list:
Couture vs Silvia
Jackson vs Arona
Kaufman vs Coumache
Jones vs Machida
Diaz vs Penn
Fedor vs Randleman
Shogun vs Hendo
Anderson Silva vs Sonnen
Royce Gracie vs Gordeau
Quinton Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva 3
Edgar vs Maynard 2
Hendo vs Bisping
Guida vs Henderson
JDS vs Velasquez
Mir vs Minotauro 2
GSP vs Penn 1
Machida vs Couture
Anderson Silva vs Griffin
Little Nog vs Ortiz
Diaz vs Smith
Fedor vs Sylvia
Fedor vs Arlovski
Lesnar vs Mir 1
Lesnar vs Mir 2
Shogun vs Machida 1
How could I forget Pettis vs Bendo?
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