UnderGround Forums Who's the toughest/grittiest fighter of all time?

11 days ago
7/16/13
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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  

11 days ago
8/15/11
Posts: 1151

Royce Sakuraba and B.Nog

11 days ago
8/22/14
Posts: 2747

Yoel

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

11 days ago
7/16/13
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The Assassanator -

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11 days ago
7/16/13
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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 

11 days ago
6/29/09
Posts: 11081
Joe freakin lauzon......
11 days ago
7/15/14
Posts: 359
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!! )

11 days ago
5/14/09
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Diego Sanchez 

11 days ago
10/26/05
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Ronda 

11 days ago
5/5/12
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Don Frye, faggots.

11 days ago
10/1/03
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Rimbaud -

Don Frye, faggots.

Correct 

11 days ago
7/15/17
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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 

11 days ago
10/24/14
Posts: 9582

Justin Gaethje over everyone ever 

Edited: 11 days ago
1/18/14
Posts: 5590

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

Edited: 11 days ago
3/12/15
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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”. 

11 days ago
7/16/13
Posts: 602

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

 

11 days ago
3/12/15
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Greatest display of heart and chin I’ve ever seen 

11 days ago
7/15/14
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The Lion King - 

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.
11 days ago
1/10/13
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 Sakuraba, Either Diaz, Leben, Diego, Big Nog

11 days ago
6/30/10
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Big Nog.

Diego Sanchez 

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3/12/15
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jetsteragain -
The Lion King - 

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. 

11 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 7679
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 

11 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 21610
I feel like Jeremy Horn should be in the conversation.
Edited: 9 days ago
8/4/02
Posts: 2863

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. 

11 days ago
3/12/15
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