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9/10/19 8:52 AM
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My vote would be for Yuki Nakai. Dude was a complete savage. His vale tudo Japan performance alone is enough. 

 

Three fights in one night, Devastating injury in the first bout, smallest guy by a wide margin with two opponents having 100lb advantages. Fights to fights half blind. 

 

The old school guys were a different breed  

9/10/19 9:05 AM
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Royce Sakuraba and B.Nog

9/10/19 9:09 AM
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Yoel

Anyone who fights through a poopy pants and still gets the win is tough n gritty IMO 

9/10/19 9:10 AM
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9/10/19 9:11 AM
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T?bikan J?dan -
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Sorry the video sort of sucks. I couldnt find one of only the Gordeau fight 

9/10/19 11:16 AM
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Joe freakin lauzon......
9/10/19 11:50 AM
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Both Diaz Bro's, No one can be tougher, they are the bench mark for Everyone.

Tony Ferguson seems to be Equaling that bench mark.

Jorge Masvidal used to street fight bare knuckle in the Kimbo Slice productions way back ( and he was a bad Motherfucker!! )

9/10/19 2:16 PM
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Diego Sanchez 

9/10/19 2:49 PM
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Ronda 

9/10/19 3:21 PM
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Don Frye, faggots.

9/10/19 3:22 PM
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Rimbaud -

Don Frye, faggots.

Correct 

9/10/19 3:47 PM
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sakaraba 

I liked to put Diego in there too.. dude fights everyone, can take a beating and keep going and going 

9/10/19 3:48 PM
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Justin Gaethje over everyone ever 

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Renzo.  He watched as Sakuraba snapped his arm.  He kept coming and coming after Hughes turned his leg into mincemeat. 

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Gaethje. Anyone saying otherwise is just being a pseudo-intellectual and trying to impress people with their knowledge of the past.

Also, Evander Holyfield’s performance against riddick bowe in round 10 always comes to mind when I think of “Lionheart”. 

9/10/19 4:21 PM
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I think Felder deserves an honorable mention.  His body of work is still growing, but fighting through that lung injury is amazing.  Definition of a blood and guts fighter

 

9/10/19 4:22 PM
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Greatest display of heart and chin I’ve ever seen 

9/10/19 4:33 PM
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Gaethje. Anyone saying otherwise is just being a pseudo-intellectual and trying to impress people with their knowledge of the past.

Also, Evander Holyfield’s performance against riddick bowe in round 10 always comes to mind when I think of “Lionheart”. 


Really now lol

have you ever seen the two guys called Diaz??? lol

Dont get me wrong Gaethje is the same but if you think he is tougher then the Diaz bro's you need to watch some of their fights, Nate and Nick have been doing what Gaethje is doing in the UFC much longer against the best.
9/10/19 4:44 PM
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 Sakuraba, Either Diaz, Leben, Diego, Big Nog

9/10/19 4:49 PM
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Big Nog.

Diego Sanchez 

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Gaethje. Anyone saying otherwise is just being a pseudo-intellectual and trying to impress people with their knowledge of the past.

Also, Evander Holyfield’s performance against riddick bowe in round 10 always comes to mind when I think of “Lionheart”. 


Really now lol

have you ever seen the two guys called Diaz??? lol

Dont get me wrong Gaethje is the same but if you think he is tougher then the Diaz bro's you need to watch some of their fights, Nate and Nick have been doing what Gaethje is doing in the UFC much longer against the best.

Nate and Nick have quit in them. They are very content with losing a decision while making mean faces and acting tough while Gaethje is willing to die trying to get the W. 

9/10/19 4:50 PM
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T?bikan J?dan -

My vote would be for Yuki Nakai. Dude was a complete savage. His vale tudo Japan performance alone is enough. 

 

Three fights in one night, Devastating injury in the first bout, smallest guy by a wide margin with two opponents having 100lb advantages. Fights to fights half blind. 

 

The old school guys were a different breed  

Pretty sure he was blinded in that eye and hid it because he didn't want to give nhb a bad rep 

9/10/19 4:50 PM
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I feel like Jeremy Horn should be in the conversation.
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Props for mentioning Yuki Nakai. His VTJ run was crazy, made me a fan for life. 

 

Matt Brown has always struck me as a very tough, gritty fighter. 

9/10/19 4:52 PM
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