UnderGround Forums Matt Serra HOF ?

1/17/13 12:43 AM
11/25/12
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Who thinks Matt belongs in the UFC Hall of Fame ?
1/17/13 12:52 AM
12/5/12
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I would have to say no. and that's just me. yeah he won the title didn't defend it successfully. has trained some good fighters but you should need to do more. Phone Post
1/17/13 5:54 AM
11/2/11
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I do

 

 

1/17/13 5:59 AM
1/2/13
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Dennys hall of fame sure but nowhere near the UFC one
1/17/13 5:59 AM
6/19/07
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Yes he should be. You don't have to be the best ever to be in the hof Phone Post
1/17/13 6:01 AM
1/8/12
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State your reasons OP Phone Post
1/17/13 6:03 AM
1/3/12
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Old Boxer -  Yes he should be. You don't have to be the best ever to be in the hof Phone Post

Agree. The UFC HOF isn't really for great fighters, otherwise Fedor Emelianenko would be in there. The requirements right now are simple-- prominence in MMA, and being politically correct with Zuffa.

1/17/13 6:18 AM
7/21/11
Posts: 2556
I would say yes. He had a razor thin loss to BJ Penn when he was basically considered unstoppable (and I would qualify myself as just a step away from being a Penn nut hugger). He TKO'd GSP, who is surpassing Hughes in dominance easily. He had a decent fight with Hughes who is absolutely a HOF'r. Add a absolute war the second time around with Lytle that he should get credit for as much as Lytle for keeping it standing and I have no problem with that nod.

Serra has a very unfortunate distinction in having the times he fell short being the most viewed on multiple occasions. Phone Post
1/17/13 6:27 AM
2/25/03
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UGCTT_buchu8oolong - I would say yes. He had a razor thin loss to BJ Penn when he was basically considered unstoppable (and I would qualify myself as just a step away from being a Penn nut hugger). He TKO'd GSP, who is surpassing Hughes in dominance easily. He had a decent fight with Hughes who is absolutely a HOF'r. Add a absolute war the second time around with Lytle that he should get credit for as much as Lytle for keeping it standing and I have no problem with that nod.

Serra has a very unfortunate distinction in having the times he fell short being the most viewed on multiple occasions. Phone Post
So you're saying that three losses and what some would say was a fluke win over GSP are the achievements that should make him eligible for the HOF? Interesting... Phone Post
1/17/13 6:39 AM
7/21/11
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rufus -
UGCTT_buchu8oolong - I would say yes. He had a razor thin loss to BJ Penn when he was basically considered unstoppable (and I would qualify myself as just a step away from being a Penn nut hugger). He TKO'd GSP, who is surpassing Hughes in dominance easily. He had a decent fight with Hughes who is absolutely a HOF'r. Add a absolute war the second time around with Lytle that he should get credit for as much as Lytle for keeping it standing and I have no problem with that nod.

Serra has a very unfortunate distinction in having the times he fell short being the most viewed on multiple occasions. Phone Post
So you're saying that three losses and what some would say was a fluke win over GSP are the achievements that should make him eligible for the HOF? Interesting... Phone Post
I'm saying look at the quality of opponents and the performances. Same exact reason I would say BJ and Lytle should get a nod. BJ is probably a lock, and rightfully so IMHO, but that's just more reason for my example of his fight with Penn. Phone Post
1/17/13 6:41 AM
7/21/11
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Not just a cut and dry W/L record basically. Phone Post
1/17/13 8:21 AM
12/22/09
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UGCTT_buchu8oolong - 
rufus -
UGCTT_buchu8oolong - I would say yes. He had a razor thin loss to BJ Penn when he was basically considered unstoppable (and I would qualify myself as just a step away from being a Penn nut hugger). He TKO'd GSP, who is surpassing Hughes in dominance easily. He had a decent fight with Hughes who is absolutely a HOF'r. Add a absolute war the second time around with Lytle that he should get credit for as much as Lytle for keeping it standing and I have no problem with that nod.

Serra has a very unfortunate distinction in having the times he fell short being the most viewed on multiple occasions. Phone Post
So you're saying that three losses and what some would say was a fluke win over GSP are the achievements that should make him eligible for the HOF? Interesting... Phone Post
I'm saying look at the quality of opponents and the performances. Same exact reason I would say BJ and Lytle should get a nod. BJ is probably a lock, and rightfully so IMHO, but that's just more reason for my example of his fight with Penn. Phone Post

couldnt have said it better
1/17/13 8:23 AM
12/22/09
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serra / penn 2 at msg would be epic
1/17/13 9:49 AM
2/25/03
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UGCTT_buchu8oolong - 
rufus -
UGCTT_buchu8oolong - I would say yes. He had a razor thin loss to BJ Penn when he was basically considered unstoppable (and I would qualify myself as just a step away from being a Penn nut hugger). He TKO'd GSP, who is surpassing Hughes in dominance easily. He had a decent fight with Hughes who is absolutely a HOF'r. Add a absolute war the second time around with Lytle that he should get credit for as much as Lytle for keeping it standing and I have no problem with that nod.

Serra has a very unfortunate distinction in having the times he fell short being the most viewed on multiple occasions. Phone Post
So you're saying that three losses and what some would say was a fluke win over GSP are the achievements that should make him eligible for the HOF? Interesting... Phone Post
I'm saying look at the quality of opponents and the performances. Same exact reason I would say BJ and Lytle should get a nod. BJ is probably a lock, and rightfully so IMHO, but that's just more reason for my example of his fight with Penn. Phone Post

Assuming criteria for making it into the HOF would be a significant number of quality WINS (unless you're a legend/founder like Shamrock), what are Serra's top 5 WINS that would make him HOF worthy?  I've never heard of someone getting into a HOF for a number of exciting losses against quality opponents.

1/17/13 9:55 AM
11/3/06
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I love Serra but c'mon this is insane. The people I hear you guys nominate for HOF sometimes blows my mind. Phone Post
1/17/13 10:03 AM
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R00STER -  I love Serra but c'mon this is insane. The people I hear you guys nominate for HOF sometimes blows my mind. Phone Post

1/17/13 10:05 AM
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Definitely!!

 

1/17/13 10:15 AM
11/28/03
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no

1/17/13 11:00 AM
2/25/03
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ttt

1/17/13 11:21 AM
3/25/02
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Hmm he is a very good fighter but HOF should be something special and for fighters that have done so, i think Matt falls a bit short of this altho he has had a very solide career.
1/17/13 11:59 AM
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Won tuf then the ww title in quite possibly the biggest upset in mma. I'd say yea definitely possible, wouldn't be upset to see him included. Phone Post
1/17/13 1:25 PM
12/22/09
Posts: 245
bonner and griffin will be for their part in ufc history....u mean to tell me first tuf winner to win a belt isnt ? i agree ...could go either way...but..he has been fighting for them for 10 years..and never fought lemons..never turned down a fight, never picked his opponents .
1/17/13 1:41 PM
1/12/05
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The only guy to beat GSP, Hughes and Penn (fuck those blind judges)

 

Hell yes

1/17/13 1:45 PM
3/14/02
Posts: 5011
Serra HOF....uh no.
1/17/13 1:59 PM
2/25/03
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Olive Garden Table For One - 

The only guy to beat GSP, Hughes and Penn (fuck those blind judges)

 

Hell yes


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