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Old 03-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #31
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Hard list to make. Fedor would certainly be at the top.

I have a hard time putting fighters from past generations in my top five favorites, even if I love watching their fights and deeply respect them and their stories. Something about not being there while it happened and only seeing things from a historical perspective takes away a lot of the excitement surrounding a fighter for me. There is something missing when you weren't actually there, in that time, watching things unfold in front of you.

...if that makes sense.
But conversely, with fighters of the past, you get a more complete perspective. Being able to see the fighters career in in its entirety as well as their life outside of prizefighting. Example would be Joe Louis. If it was 1940 I would certainly see him differently. Besides I do find myself getting emotionly attached to even old fights. When I watch Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling 1 the next thing I want to do is see the rematch.

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Old 03-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #32
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I know exactly what Rob is saying. I tend to say my 'alltime' faves are guys that are retired, whether I lived to see them or not.

Never done an amalgamated combat list before but I've ended up with my boxing criteria of 'alltime' and 'active' favourites.

My active guys would be

1. Nick Diaz
2. Carl Froch
3. Korean Zombie
4. Damian Maia
5. Saenchai

I have blotted the last few years of Roy out of my head, hence why he isn't top of my active list.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:33 PM   #33
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #34
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Man there are some strange top 5s! Thats what makes life interesting though eh!
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #35
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I feel Ayrton Senna should get a mention even tho he was a F1 driver solely based on the balls he had ramming into other racers with his car just so he could win
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:56 PM   #36
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I know exactly what Rob is saying. I tend to say my 'alltime' faves are guys that are retired, whether I lived to see them or not.

Never done an amalgamated combat list before but I've ended up with my boxing criteria of 'alltime' and 'active' favourites.

My active guys would be

1. Nick Diaz
2. Carl Froch
3. Korean Zombie
4. Damian Maia
5. Saenchai

I have blotted the last few years of Roy out of my head, hence why he isn't top of my active list.
What!?! No love for Petrosyan?

Active would be

Manny Pacquiao
Anderson Silva
Yodsanklai Fairtex
Canelo Álvarez
Nonito Donaire

As for Rambaa it's his Muaythai career that puts him on my list, he no longer participates in Muaythai so... though I do like him as an MMA fighter...

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Old 03-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #37
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Default Re: Considering all the Combat Sports, tell me your 5 favorite fighters:

Without over thinking it, here are the first five active fighters to come to mind:

Nick Diaz
JMM
Jon Jones
Sergio Martinez
Mousasi
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:07 PM   #38
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Without over thinking it, here are the first five active fighters to come to mind:

Nick Diaz
JMM
Jon Jones
Sergio Martinez
Mousasi
I wanted to place Mousasi in my top 5. Machida too.

BTW since when was Diaz so popular on this forum? I like the way Nick fights but he is nauseating to listen to it started to wear on me. Still a fan.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #39
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I wanted to place Mousasi in my top 5. Machida too.

BTW since when was Diaz so popular on this forum? I like the way Nick fights but he is nauseating to listen to it started to wear on me. Still a fan.
I think its been ever since ayeddy started to dick ride him and say he was the GOAT and the 209 shit
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:28 PM   #40
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #41
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I feel Ayrton Senna should get a mention even tho he was a F1 driver solely based on the balls he had ramming into other racers with his car just so he could win
Senna is the greastest sportsman ever, no doubt.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #42
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Okay, I´ll do it too, one with only active guys:

Mikey Garcia
JMM
Ward
Wanderlei Silva
GSP
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #43
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To me, in order:

1-Éder Jofre
2-Joe Louis
3-Victor Galindez
4-Wanderlei Silva
5-Don Frye (I watched his fight with Takayama recently and you have to love this guy )

I always forget someone, I love too many fighters....others: Peter Aerts, Samart Payakaroon, Royce Gracie, Mike Tyson......
I know you forgot Pelé Landi-Jons. Thats a guy no one seems to have on their list.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:13 PM   #44
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Okay, I´ll do it too, one with only active guys:

Mikey Garcia
JMM
Ward
Wanderlei Silva
GSP
I love that young man.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #45
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I know you forgot Pelé Landi-Jons. Thats a guy no one seems to have on their list.
OMG You´re right, my man Pelé, completely forgot him.
My love for Pelé is simple to explain, when I was a kid me and my cousins went to the videostore and there was plenty of vale-tudo tapes in there, the IVC ones were our favorites, and Pelé was always so fun to watch...he is the first fighter I watched, in any type of combat sports, obviously I didn´t know nothing about fighting at that time, but those emotions return everytime I watch Pelé fighting.
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