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1/10/13 10:46 PM
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SexiestManAlive
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Without a UFC title?

There's a long list of great legends in the sport but many have never held a UFC title before or maybe haven't yet.

Should those fighters be considered for the HOF in the future even if they never wear the UFC gold? Phone Post
1/10/13 11:11 PM
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Off the top of my head, I would say Jon Fitch is probably the best UFC fighter to never win a belt. So.... No. Phone Post
1/10/13 11:14 PM
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I'm gonna say no. Currently. Phone Post
1/10/13 11:15 PM
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What about all the Pride guys?
They should get in.
1/10/13 11:24 PM
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Fitch not getting in would be a travesty.. for my .02, Florini deserves a nod too.

1/10/13 11:31 PM
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You will see Stephan Bonnar in the HOF.

A UFC title should be a prerequisite before entering the HOF but I'm sure arguments can be made for certain guys. Phone Post
1/10/13 11:44 PM
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No (with exceptions), yet not everyone that has held the title. Phone Post
1/11/13 12:12 AM
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I would say Bonner does not get in. I know that fight with him and Griffin was a huge part in UFC and MMA history but still has little to do with his personal achievements. I can't think of any fighter who hasn't held a title that should be in the Hall of Fame. Don't think Kenny should be either. Guys I think could be inducted in the future, Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, GSP, Anderson Silva, Wand Silva, Big Nog, Brock possibly, BJ Penn. Phone Post
1/11/13 12:20 AM
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Take away Forrest and Rashad's 1 and done belt and would you put them in the HOF? Obviously guys like Hendo, Gomi, Fedor, Rodrigo, etc get in without a UFC belt Phone Post
1/11/13 1:31 AM
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Can a fighter be worthy of the HOF without a title?

Hell Yea! And TANK ABBOTT should be the 1st one of those inducted!
1/11/13 1:39 AM
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Wand, Cro cop, Hendo

The PRIDE guys turned UFCs main competition into more sales, big help to the business imo, never missed any of their fights

forgot Page and Shogun held the belt

1/11/13 1:56 AM
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It's about contribution to the sport right?
You can be a champion and not get in so, 'yes' is my vote. Phone Post
1/11/13 1:59 AM
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Absolutely. Phone Post
1/11/13 4:49 AM
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Dana Stern - I would say Bonner does not get in. I know that fight with him and Griffin was a huge part in UFC and MMA history but still has little to do with his personal achievements. I can't think of any fighter who hasn't held a title that should be in the Hall of Fame. Don't think Kenny should be either. Guys I think could be inducted in the future, Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, GSP, Anderson Silva, Wand Silva, Big Nog, Brock possibly, BJ Penn. Phone Post
You say rashard gets in and then say possibly Bj wtf.... I think I am too stoned Phone Post
1/11/13 5:38 AM
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Devlin
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just ufc or are we they allowing pridr belts as well aince imo wand deservea in the hof Phone Post
1/11/13 5:42 AM
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MrColdCock - Off the top of my head, I would say Jon Fitch is probably the best UFC fighter to never win a belt. So.... No. Phone Post
If you look at it this way ie jon fitch then id say no but in think there are other fighters worthy of hof that have never held a belt Phone Post
1/11/13 5:46 AM
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Yes.

Akiyama will continue to lose himself into the HOF by the end of 2014.

1/11/13 6:29 AM
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MrColdCock - Off the top of my head, I would say Jon Fitch is probably the best UFC fighter to never win a belt. So.... No. Phone Post
That belongs to hendo and it's not even close Phone Post
1/11/13 7:22 AM
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Are we talking MMA HOF or UFC HOF? If UFC HOF then legends like Wand might miss out as his success was in Pride. Phone Post
1/11/13 7:26 AM
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MrColdCock - Off the top of my head, I would say Jon Fitch is probably the best UFC fighter to never win a belt. So.... No. Phone Post
That belongs to hendo and it's not even close Phone Post


Well that's not even true as he holds the UFC 17 tournament belt sir.
1/11/13 7:35 AM
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Ask Barkley if he should be in the NBA Hall of Fame without a ring... Phone Post
1/11/13 7:36 AM
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1/11/13 7:39 AM
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The answer here is yes.

It obviously has to reflect the persons overall career. However even though a belt is the ultimate cherry on top, some guys have been absolutely unbelievable without winning one within the UFC.

For me it should go on the following,

UFC titles (as discussed)
Fight night bonuses...for example given his young age, Joe Lauzon. Just say he never wins a title, but continues fighting the way he is/has, I'd say someone like him deserves for all the entertaining fights he puts on whether it win or lose Phone Post
1/11/13 8:05 AM
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Yes. Phone Post
1/11/13 8:08 AM
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In general, yes.  Would need to be evaluated case-by-case.


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