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5/26/13 6:26 AM
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The UFC Hall of Fame honors just eight individuals from the 20 year history of the league:
1. Royce Gracie
2. Ken Shamrock
3. Dan Severn
4. Randy Couture
5. Mark Coleman
6. Chuck Liddell
7. Matt Hughes
8. Tito Ortiz

Following UFC 160, UFC president Dana White announced that two more fighters would be added at the UFC Fan Expo preceeding UFC 162 this Summer.

It is widely regarded that the most important fight in the sport's history, and one of the very best, was The Ultimate Fighter 1 finals, between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar, on 9 April 2005. Griffin took the unaninous decision, but the performance by both fighters was so extraordinary, that the future of the show - the UFC's last ditch, double down bet on mixed martial arts - was assured.

Griffin went on to win the UFC light heavyweight championship. Bonnar went 8-5 over the next seven years, including losses to Jon Jones and Anderson Silva.

The bond between the two is such that in 2012 Bonnar named his first born son "Griffin."

After Griffin and Bonnar, who would you like to see enshrined next?

You can watch the entire Griffin vs. Bonnar fight, courtesy of the UFC:
 


5/26/13 6:32 AM
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Both very deserving. While not the most skilled guys to grace the octagon, both have huge hearts and put on a show that nigt that helped make the sport what it is today. I wasn't a huge fan of the sport back then but I remember watching that fight live and loving it. And to think Bonnar thought he was going back to his old regular job with the loss then was awarded the contract as well and the rest is history.

Good to see this will be a chance for him and Dana to get back on great terms and put the steriod thing behind them if they haven't already.

5/26/13 6:35 AM
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I'm looking forward to seeing the inductions.
5/26/13 7:16 AM
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In before the inevitable complaints Phone Post 3.0
5/26/13 7:30 AM
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Hope Dana's buried the hatchet with Bonnar.

Dude sounded a broken man in the last interview I heard : ( Phone Post 3.0
5/26/13 10:36 AM
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Rampage and Wanderlei go together next year?!?!
5/26/13 10:42 AM
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SgtJustinTeplitz - Rampage and Wanderlei go together next year?!?!
I don't see rampage in the HOF Phone Post 3.0
5/26/13 10:53 AM
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Ill complain. Tons of fighters that should go before Bonnar.

Frank Shamrock
Don Frye
Oleg Taktarov
Marco Ruas

off the top of my head.
5/26/13 10:55 AM
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That's crazy Phone Post 3.0
5/26/13 11:07 AM
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keiths - Ill complain. Tons of fighters that should go before Bonnar.

Frank Shamrock
Don Frye
Oleg Taktarov
Marco Ruas

off the top of my head.

you forget that this is a business above all else.

bonner-griffen made the 3 amigos more money than anyone or any other fight.

its a HOF for the 3 rich guys before it is for the fans.

5/26/13 5:14 PM
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They should have had a last fight, and this time winner gets inducted into the hall of fame.... And a six figure commentating contract. Phone Post
5/26/13 5:28 PM
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Rightfully so. Phone Post
5/26/13 6:13 PM
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john_d1974 - 2 guy in the HOF that have no skill and just brawl, poor!
Yeah, there is 0 skill involved in win a world title. Phone Post
6/17/13 5:02 AM
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keiths - Ill complain. Tons of fighters that should go before Bonnar.

Frank Shamrock
Don Frye
Oleg Taktarov
Marco Ruas

off the top of my head.
This. No one ever really mentions Ruas in the HOF argument. Or Frye for that matter. It's like they just been forgotten. Phone Post 3.0
6/17/13 5:04 AM
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john_d1974 - 2 guy in the HOF that have no skill and just brawl, poor!
Yeah, there is 0 skill involved in win a world title. Phone Post

he didn't beat  'page.

It was close, but the idea forrest and bonnar have no skill is laughable. Bet your one of those guys that sucks a fighter off till he gets beaten. loser. Phone Post

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