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Its always wishful to see Tank come back.....even tho hes garbage now lol but he did KO Cabbage last year. I'd like to see Marvin Eastman come back, Robbie Lawler, Ivan Salaverry, and of course, bring back the NYBA Phil Baroni
 

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Aside from Matt Hughes, I think Gracie could still submit most people in his weight class. The guy is an animal.. Hughes practically snapped his arm off with that arm bar and he did not even make a face. I also think the ref stopped the fight a little too soon, although I did not see anything spectacular happening.
 

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Aside from Matt Hughes, I think Gracie could still submit most people in his weight class. The guy is an animal.. Hughes practically snapped his arm off with that arm bar and he did not even make a face. I also think the ref stopped the fight a little too soon, although I did not see anything spectacular happening.

Gracie was laying on his belly getting punched repeatedly in the back of his head and in his face,he was not intelligently defending himself and the referee rightly stopped the fight before he was seriously injured. You are right when you describe him as an animal, I just watched that fight and I couldn't believe he didn't tap when Hughes had him in that armbar.
 

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I would like to see a couple guys come back to the UFC like... Randleman , Coleman, Baroni, Rizzo & Goodridge
Last time i saw Rizzo was a fat slob getting knocked out on pride he used to be good but now he's only decent for being a stepping stone for new fighters.
Good ridge good striker thats about it he would never be champ.

Wandy it would be fun to see him in UFC but he's big with Soccer kicks and knees on the ground it's illegal in UFC so he wouldn't be as good UFC isn't his place.
 

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Yeah, I want to see Wanderlei v Chuck. I don't think Vitor's going to be coming back any time soon.

I'd like to see a battle of the old badasses. Kimo v Tank would be awesome

Maybe we could throw Shamrock v Rutten on that fight card as an oppener.
 

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Last time i saw Rizzo was a fat slob getting knocked out on pride he used to be good but now he's only decent for being a stepping stone for new fighters.
Good ridge good striker thats about it he would never be champ.
doesnt matter if he will be champ or not he would make for some interesting fights ... against AA, Sylvia, buentello, Vera, Monson
 

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Vanderlai Silva would shake things up in the UFC LHW division, he is an awesome fighter. Also Frank Shamrock.
This would not be considered a return because he was never in the UFC to my knowledge but Fedor's brother Alexander is an awesome heavyweight. The HW division in the UFC needs some talent bad. A fight between Arlovski and Alexander Emelianenko would be interesting.
 

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Vanderlai Silva would shake things up in the UFC LHW division, he is an awesome fighter. Also Frank Shamrock.
This would not be considered a return because he was never in the UFC to my knowledge but Fedor's brother Alexander is an awesome heavyweight. The HW division in the UFC needs some talent bad. A fight between Arlovski and Alexander Emelianenko would be interesting.
bringing in some of these fighters would also help bring in other talent as well..
 

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pyRo said:
Aside from Matt Hughes, I think Gracie could still submit most people in his weight class. The guy is an animal.. Hughes practically snapped his arm off with that arm bar and he did not even make a face. I also think the ref stopped the fight a little too soon, although I did not see anything spectacular happening.
I DONT SEE ROYCE BEATING ANY TOP FIGHTERS ANYMORE..HE CANT FOOL ANYONE WITH HIS JIU JITSU ANYMORE..AND EVRYONE ELSE HAS SIMPLY CAUGHT UP TO THE GRACIES..IN MY MIND HE IS NO LONGER A LEGEND ..BEACAUSE IF U SEND A FEW DECENT FIGHTERS OF TODAY BACK TO THOSE FIRST UFC'S..WE WOULDNT EVEN KNOW GRACIES NAME BECAUSE HE WOULDNT HAVE WON ANY OF THEM
 

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I DONT SEE ROYCE BEATING ANY TOP FIGHTERS ANYMORE..HE CANT FOOL ANYONE WITH HIS JIU JITSU ANYMORE..AND EVRYONE ELSE HAS SIMPLY CAUGHT UP TO THE GRACIES..IN MY MIND HE IS NO LONGER A LEGEND ..BEACAUSE IF U SEND A FEW DECENT FIGHTERS OF TODAY BACK TO THOSE FIRST UFC'S..WE WOULDNT EVEN KNOW GRACIES NAME BECAUSE HE WOULDNT HAVE WON ANY OF THEM

Without Gracie and others like him the fighters of today would not be where they are. Eventually every fighter hits the down side, that should'nt negate everything they have done. IMO Gracie will always be a legend for what he did in the UFC.
 

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Frank Shamrock, Wanderlei Silva, Josh Barnett, Matt Lindland, and to admit it...I would also like to see Kevin Randleman. He's so-so in PRIDE but in UFC was decent and reminds me of Tim Sylvia style of fighting and it would be cool to have him in the heavyweight division.
 

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Royce is a Legend!

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I DONT SEE ROYCE BEATING ANY TOP FIGHTERS ANYMORE..HE CANT FOOL ANYONE WITH HIS JIU JITSU ANYMORE..AND EVRYONE ELSE HAS SIMPLY CAUGHT UP TO THE GRACIES..IN MY MIND HE IS NO LONGER A LEGEND ..BEACAUSE IF U SEND A FEW DECENT FIGHTERS OF TODAY BACK TO THOSE FIRST UFC'S..WE WOULDNT EVEN KNOW GRACIES NAME BECAUSE HE WOULDNT HAVE WON ANY OF THEM

Royce brought Martial Arts out of the Dark Ages....

Before he won UFC we used to think Chuck Norris and Steven Segal were badasses. Now we know what works. Royce showed us that with skill and toughness a guy can beat someone 90lbs heavier. He brought honor to his family name and respectability to Martial Arts in general.

As a competitive fighter, he's way passed his prime, the rest of the world has caught up. Boxer's are usually done in the early 30's. I'm not sure but ***** seems just as lethal as Brazilian JUi Jitzu? To be a champion now, a fighter has to be way above average in every aspect of fighting....


funny: Royce dominated Ron Van Cliff, the 50 year old kung-fu legend when he was 26, just like he was dominated by Hughes.....
 

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Don Frye said:
Definitely Don Frye. He only had one loss in UFC, even though he had a brief stay there, he picked up some impressive wins.
Yeah I forgot about him. I would love to see Don Frye and Mark Coleman enter UFC again. They are both gods to that octagon in UFC. Both very good for their ages as well.

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Ricco and Pedro should not return
Your right. They were both amazing fighters when they entered but when they grew older both of them became more lousy. That fight they both last had at UFC 45 was garbage like you said. I don't want them back either. Pedro can be a punching bag in PRIDE as Ricco can go get his butt wooped at WFA by Waterman.
 
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