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Top 5 Favorite UFC fighters the the early years

  • Dan Severn

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Ken Shamrock

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Mark Coleman

    Votes: 5 31.3%
  • Royce Gracie

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • Tank Abbot

    Votes: 2 12.5%
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My favorite are as follows:

1: Den Severn
2: Ken Shamrock
3: Mark Coleman
4: Royce Gracie
5: Tank Abbott
 

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Are you talking Pre-Zuffa? Because if you aren't, your have to be a little ore specific than what you initially asked. If you widen things out to the entirety of SEG's control of the UFC (until the end of 1999) then there are a lot more options than what you listed in the poll.
 

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Mark Coleman was amazing but he went downhill real fast and had the worst cardio. It all started by losing to a not so good Maurice Smith, he barely trained for that fight and took Maurice lightly. Then he gassed badly against Pete Williams, left his head open to be torn off. Then he finally lost to Rizzo and left. But his earlier matches such as against Don Frye at 10, Brian Johnston at 11, and beating the crap out of Dan Severn at UFC 12 were awesome. Plus hes technically UFCs first weight champion.
 

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1: Royce Gracie (started it all with GJJ)
2: Tank Abbott (heavy brawler and fun to watch)
3: Mark Coleman (good wrestling skills +steroids)
4: dan sevren (some good grappling skills)
5: Ken Shamrock (never was good)
 

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It's pretty close between Coleman and Royce. Coleman always put on a show, but I voted for Royce, because I think that the UFC really was built on Gracie Jiu-jitsu.
 

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Yeah Royce without a doubt, he started it all..:)
 

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1) Coleman
2) Royce
3) Eugene Jackson (lol)
4) Frye
5) Severn

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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shit I almost forgot the G.O.A.T


Keith "The Giant Killer" Hackney!!!!!!

Joe Son will never be the same again. :laugh:
 

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FunkDoctor said:
shit I almost forgot the G.O.A.T


Keith "The Giant Killer" Hackney!!!!!!

Joe Son will never be the same again. :laugh:
Keith hackney was a beast! great wild haymakers:thumbsup: :)
 

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i gotta say i was a fan of shamrock back in that day...shhhhhhhhh
 

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Why be ashamed? Ken was pretty good during his prime(Despite what anyone tells you), and had a very successful school. The Den produced some really good fighters.

Ken's a former King of Pancrase.
He's beaten Bas Rutten twice.
He beat Dan Severn.

Off topic, but Ken Shamrock vs Don Frye from Pride Bad Blood is a surprisingly good match that could've gone either way. One of those fights where you think it's going to suck, but ends up being really good.
 

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Yeah man, no doubt. I watched that fight not too long ago, it was damn good.

Royce Gracie
Don Frye
Harold Howard (I'm the first one to mention him, whoop!)
“Big Daddy” Gary Goodridge (I liked him because of his crucific/elbow strike knockout and the fact that he lives like a half hour from me.)
Tank Abbott
 

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Yeah man, no doubt. I watched that fight not too long ago, it was damn good.

Royce Gracie
Don Frye
Harold Howard (I'm the first one to mention him, whoop!)
“Big Daddy” Gary Goodridge (I liked him because of his crucific/elbow strike knockout and the fact that he lives like a half hour from me.)
Tank Abbott
 

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I loved Keith Hackney he was psycho and when he got mad he started a big brawl in the ring, Emanuel tried to push him out of the ring then he beat him in.
 
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