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Old 03-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #16
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Default Re: Considering all the Combat Sports, tell me your 5 favorite fighters:

In no particular order

Muhammad Ali
Mike Tyson
Fedor Emelianenko
Anderson Silva
Ingo The hammer of thor Johansson
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:08 PM   #17
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Default Re: Considering all the Combat Sports, tell me your 5 favorite fighters:

1. Roberto Duran
2. James Toney
3. Nick Diaz
4. Orlando Canizales
5. Kazushi Sakuraba

Honourable mentions to Carl Froch, Marco Antonio Barrera, Joe Frazier and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:10 PM   #18
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Tyson
Sugar Shane
Ali
Fedor
Melvin Manhoef
Tyson
Fedor
Cormier
L. Lewis
Ali
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:12 PM   #19
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1. Samart Payakaroon
2. Matthew Saad Muhammad
3. Roy Jones Jr
4. Nick Diaz
5. Fedor Emilianenko

EDIT: Changed mine, **** it, Nick Diaz is making it in and goes ahead of Fedor.

How long have you had the Payakaroon avi? Is it ever coming down?
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #20
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1/ Muhammad Ali
2/ Mike Tyson
3/ Anderson Silva
4/ Nick Diaz
5/ Lennox Lewis
Changed my list again, Took Hendo out for Lennox Lewis.

How the **** did I forget Lennox Lewis
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #21
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How long have you had the Payakaroon avi? Is it ever coming down?
I've had many, any avatar's, but I guess I've had this for three or four months now and funnily enough I thought recently 'I might stick with this one now'

By the way, I stupidly omitted Jung Koo Chang from my initial lit, he'd be right up there too, don't know who would miss out if I had to choose between Fedor and Nick Diaz....I'll drop Nick as he's still active.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #22
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Changed my list again, Took Hendo out for Lennox Lewis.

How the **** did I forget Lennox Lewis
Shit. I forgot LL as well. He probably wouldn't make it into my top 5 tbf but he deserves to be on the 'honourable mentions'.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #23
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Shit. I forgot LL as well. He probably wouldn't make it into my top 5 tbf but he deserves to be on the 'honourable mentions'.
Yeah, it's really hard to pick your all time top choice, All the fighters i've named I love for one reason or another.

Mike Tyson - I literally get ****ing goose bumps when I watch his old fights, I could probably repeat the commentary from Tyson-Berbick word for word, I've watched it so many times, no fighter has ever or WILL EVER get me pumped for a fight like Tyson could.

Anderson Silva - I just think he's the ****ing MASTER, greatest combat athlete of all time, truely feel pleasured to watch him fight.

Muhammad Ali - Like everyone, it's pretty much impossible not to feel an emotional attachment to Ali, an amazing human being and absolute warrior inside the ring.

Nick Diaz - I used to dislike him, but after watching that Primetime the UFC did on him I finally felt like I 'got' him. He's just a crazy dude, and I think people struggle to understand him because he is different. and I LOVE watching him fight, if you looked up 'REAL FIGHTER' there should be a picture of him next to it.

Lennox Lewis - He was british, and he was the ****ing BUSINESS. gets underrated by idiot boxing fans on here, Lewis-Grant was the first big fight I ever stayed up for.

I feel emotionally attached to all these fighters listed above.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:36 PM   #24
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Yeah, it's really hard to pick your all time top choice, All the fighters i've named I love for one reason or another.

Mike Tyson - I literally get ****ing goose bumps when I watch his old fights, I could probably repeat the commentary from Tyson-Berbick word for word, I've watched it so many times, no fighter has ever or WILL EVER get me pumped for a fight like Tyson could.

Anderson Silva - I just think he's the ****ing MASTER, greatest combat athlete of all time, truely feel pleasured to watch him fight.

Muhammad Ali - Like everyone, it's pretty much impossible not to feel an emotional attachment to Ali, an amazing human being and absolute warrior inside the ring.

Nick Diaz - I used to dislike him, but after watching that Primetime the UFC did on him I finally felt like I 'got' him. He's just a crazy dude, and I think people struggle to understand him because he is different. and I LOVE watching him fight, if you looked up 'REAL FIGHTER' there should be a picture of him next to it.

Lennox Lewis - He was british, and he was the ****ing BUSINESS. gets underrated by idiot boxing fans on here, Lewis-Grant was the first big fight I ever stayed up for.

I feel emotionally attached to all these fighters listed above.
Same with my choice. I should add BJ Penn to the list somewhere. I ****ing love watching his fights.

And I agree with you about Diaz. I didn't really know anything about him before the Daley fight. I didn't really watch any MMA unless it was Silva or Fedor. But after hearing what Rogan says about him I looked him up and watched a few things about him and he's my favourite active sportsman. BJJ and striking are my 2 favourite aspects of the sport and therefore Diaz and BJ Penn are both in my top 3.

He also smokes weed which makes me respect him a lot more, and he's not natural in interviews which I like. He avoids the media if possible and when he does an interview he isn't trying to say the right things. I get the impression he's genuine in everything he says.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:41 PM   #25
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He also smokes weed which makes me respect him a lot more, and he's not natural in interviews which I like. He avoids the media if possible and when he does an interview he isn't trying to say the right things. I get the impression he's genuine in everything he says.
Bang on mate, That's the same impression I get, he is 100% Genuine.

Plus, you have to respect the guy's work ethic.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #26
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Default Re: Considering all the Combat Sports, tell me your 5 favorite fighters:

Joe Louis
José Nápoles
Manny Pacquiao
Somrak Khamsing
Kazushi Sakuraba

Hard choosing just 5. Others left out would be:

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Anderson Silva
Rambaa Somdet
Takanori Gomi
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #27
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Joe Louis
José Nápoles
Manny Pacquiao
Somrak Khamsing
Kazushi Sakuraba

Hard choosing just 5. Others left out would be:

Kaensak sor Ploenchit
Anderson Silva
Rambaa Somdet
Takanori Gomi
Yodsanklai Fairtex.
Wow, amazing list, some of those guys are massive favourites of mine. I hate you for making me realise I now have to find room for Joe Louis
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:50 PM   #28
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Default Re: Considering all the Combat Sports, tell me your 5 favorite fighters:

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.
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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.
I understand what you mean.

The only fighter in my list I wasn't around to watch fight live was Ali.

But I sure as **** wasn't leaving him out.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #30
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Wow, amazing list, some of those guys are massive favourites of mine. I hate you for making me realise I now have to find room for Joe Louis
Fight fan for life baby!

Don't hate the playa...

Besides I hate you back for knowing so much about every goddam thing
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