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who's your favorite MMA fighter, avtive or retired

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posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 08:53 AM
even though he has horrible knees now and has lost his past couple, my favorite mma fighter will always be kazushi sakuraba...
i am a huge fan of his style of grappling..

back in the day the unwritten rule was don't give your back...saku seems to do this as a technique...

royce had to throw in the towel after a 90 minute fught with saku
saku broke renzo gracie's elbow
choked out rampage
literally spanked ryan gracie in the ring
locked royler gracies arm in such a nasty keylock that if the ref had not stopped it, he would have snapped it...

he was famous for tearing your thighs up with kicks as you lay on the ground.....i remember when he fought vitor belfort at pride 5....he had belfort on his back, popped right out of his guard and then started rocking his legs.....belfort literally could NOT stand up anymore...right over.

he's 21-10 right now with 14 wins by submission...

posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 03:29 PM
1. Randy Couture

2. Quinton Jackson

3. Cheick Kongo

4. Houston Alexander

posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 03:48 PM
BJ Penn

He's a total class act with unreal technical skills.

posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 04:04 PM
So many to choose from.

I like the guys that promote MMA and the UFC as an actual sport, and not a bunch of punks who are street fighting. Dana White has taken big strides to have people that do not pay attention to the sport, to see it as a sport and not an act of brutality.

After the recent debacle at UFC 75, I am a big fan of Matt Hamill. Watching him on The Ultimate Fighter, I was always a fan. But the way he carried himself after getting shafted, I've got plenty of respect for that guy.

Randy Couture, Rampage, Liddell, Matt Hughes, Griffin.

I could name plenty more.

As for Tito, his pre-fight intensity and entrance are by far the best in the business.

Two fighters that I love to watch enter the ring are, Arturo Gatti with thunderstruck cranked in the background. And Tito Ortiz with Mosh pumping.

Really gets the emotions going.

posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 04:08 PM

Originally posted by KINGOFPAIN
1. Randy Couture

2. Quinton Jackson

3. Cheick Kongo

4. Houston Alexander

might i ask why 2 of your top 4 are kongo and alexander?

just curious....

saku is my favorite but i love fedor obviously..i like takanori gomi, shogun rua, carlos newton, royce gracie, and others...

posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 04:09 PM

Originally posted by kinglizard
BJ Penn

He's a total class act with unreal technical skills.

he's good.
sadly though, one of mma's true great 'under achievers'..too bad...

read many interviews where he talks about his being lazy, lack of training, etc...eats a lot of burritos.....goes to surf rather than train.

that said, he could still tap most people on the planet

posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 04:11 PM
One fighter that I have lost all respect for, and truly do not enjoy watching, is Rashad Evans. In his last fight with Tito, he was an arrogant sob in the ring, and continued to "dance" around in cocky fashion.

Some fighters have a certain style, but his is something that I find disrespectful to the opponent.

With Rashad, it seems like it's more about how he looks then how he performs.

posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 06:13 PM
never liked rashad...a lot of these TUF guys get a lot of unjust respect....

that said, cause of it some guys, like matt serra are now in....i could do without several of the tuf guys though...

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 01:34 PM
1. Fedor


These guys are the most talented fighters in MMA. Also a big fan of Roger Huerta, think he has the skills to win a title some day.

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 06:25 PM

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 06:51 PM
Seconding Genki

Takanori Gomi


Ikuhisa "The Punk" Minowa

and Art Jimmerson who fought with one boxing glove in ufc 1... never forget!

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 06:56 PM
my favorite fighter to watch is fedor..


posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 06:58 PM
Im a Rampage Fan.

But, Im starting to really like Huston Alexander... the guy just flat out smashes faces. Provides a great entertainment value.

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 08:11 PM
Any predictions on the fights tonight.

(for those that don't know Spike is having UFC Fight Night Live fight night live starting now.

Din Thomas
Terry Martin
Nick Diaz
Gray Maynard

Don't know the other guys.

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 09:57 AM
genki sudo is sick....

anyone get into kayato sakurai or rumina sato?

ever seen a flying armbar in a fight before?

this is sato

art was the guy with one glove...royce took him out fast.

i like shogun a lot....i like wand too but he is starting to fade....too bad but he is on the downhill slide, much like sakuraba.....

most probably don't know this guy but i am a big fan of jose 'pele' landi jons......that dude wrecks people...

one of the best grappling matches i have seen was in pride....sakuraba vs carlos newton...check it out

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 01:09 PM
Yeah Genki is da Bomb.

I take it you've seen him in the famous 'Westside Tournament' where he subs about 5-6 guys in rapid successiona and wins the tourney.

It's kinda cute the way he grins at the end holding up a little trophy for the camera.

Well got three out of four in my predictions.

Did you get to see the kuniyoshi Hironaka vs Thiago Alves fight? DAYUM!

That was the fight of the night. (it was a prelim). That fight was mega-sick!

Keep an eye out on youtube or dailymotion for it. It's a must-see.

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 05:52 PM
i have not seen sudo in a bit....i thought he was still with k1 hero's.


i have to give the propers to my homie rickson gracie

what about from back in the day?

oleg taktarev, don frye(back then), frank shamrock

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 06:25 PM
Boondock, dude, check this out. It will rock you:

(this was about 5 years ago, iirc)

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 10:25 PM
my favs in no order..

wanderlei silva
quinton jackson
cro cop
st pierre

fav retired
vitor belfort

posted on Sep, 21 2007 @ 08:07 AM
infamous, i assume you mean 'old vitor'...hahahaah

badge, that vid was sick...he puts that triangle on like it is nothing....

rickson gracie used to go to big wrestling colleges and tap the team one after the other.

he ha sa school in cali and out towards the west/midwest wrestling is pretty big.

rickson would go into arizona or idaho, whatever...

go roll with the team and then one by one, they would roll and he would tap them all but before they started he would tell them how he would tap them.

there is no footage of this but i believe it to be true....a couple people that are down at gracie humaita' talk about it...others go too.

really blows genki is not going to fight anymore.....
i love fighters like him.....

lets face it...he is not 'the best' but he is 'damn good' and i don't know about you but most of my favorites are not 'the best'...

genki is definately one of the greats and has been around.....

badge, i really like this, ALMOST as much as mma.
pure grappling.....abu dahbi.....

you ever get into this?

this is matt serra vs takanori gomi

[edit on 21-9-2007 by Boondock78]

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