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hdmexiqtioner
hdmexiqtioner
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12.23.2021 | 3:44 PM ET

Short and simple.


I'm looking for volunteers to list their Top 20 FAVORITE MMA Fighters of All Time (in order.) No ties, just a straight list 1 to 20 (blank template below). Going to collect and display results in a future post, article, or video.


The scoring system is: Your 1st fighter will be worth the most points, and your Top 10 choices will hold considerably more value than the remaining 10 slots.


No real prerequisites. Just looking for professional MMA fighters (Active or Retired/Inactive). But otherwise, your criteria defining your favorites is your own. There are no wrong answers. As long as they are a professional.


The only REQUIREMENT is that you list FIRST NAME and LAST NAME. (Nickname with it is fine too)


If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to ask.


DEADLINE to post your rankings is February 22nd, 2022.


Thank you. :)



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"Don't argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

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hdmexiqtioner
hdmexiqtioner
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12.23.2021 | 7:40 PM ET

I will not be submitting my rankings in order to influence the standings, since I want to keep this as honest as possible..

* Edited at 12.23.2021, 7:41 PM ET *

"Don't argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

mulefloyd
mulefloyd
  • Location: Rankin, IL
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01.04.2022 | 11:49 AM ET

I subscribed to this thread and am thinking about it. Chronologically for me it starts with Oleg Taktarov (yes I'm old) 

Thiago Silva also

How long do we have/when were you thinking of compiling?

"Grammar. The difference between knowing your **** and knowing you're ****."

WastelandWanderer
WastelandWanderer
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01.04.2022 | 12:31 PM ET

1. Chuck Liddell - The Iceman
2. Dan Henderson - The All American
3. Hidehiko Yoshida - The Judoka
4. Kazushi Sakuraba - The Fighting Spirit
5. Chris Leben - The Scrapster
6. Matt Brown - The Immortal One
7. Dan Severn - The 100 Wins Fighter
8. Max Holloway - The Hawaiian Crazy Kid
9. Robbie Lawler - The Wayward Fighter
10. Chael Sonnen - The Comeback Kid
11. Jeremy Horn - The Veteran
12. Nick Diaz - Weed Fighter
13. Conor Mcgregor - The Mortal Sin
14. Shinya Aoki - The Snapster
15. Ikuhisa Minowa - The Legendary Fighting Fist
16. Randy Couture - Captain America
17. Daniel Cormier - The Role Model
18. Yuki Kondo - The 100 Fight Gung Fu Fighter
19. Demian Maia - The Jiu Jitsu Fighter
20. Mark Hunt - Native Blood


* Edited at 01.04.2022, 5:06 PM ET *

"I am the greatest blonde man in the world. I am Tru Viking." - Alexander Gustaffsson / "The world must bow to my glory. I am a God amongst mortals. They must pay me tribute in wine and concubine for my deeds." - Jon Jones "

hdmexiqtioner
hdmexiqtioner
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01.04.2022 | 1:45 PM ET


BUMP


@ mulefloyd Shooting for Feb 22nd, 2022. But if it requires more work, I can extend the date of the survey answers further.

Also, good to see you again man, been a while, hope all is well.

@WastelandWanderer thanks. noted. Hope you are doing well.

* Edited at 01.04.2022, 2:16 PM ET *

"Don't argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

WastelandWanderer
WastelandWanderer
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01.04.2022 | 2:05 PM ET

Yeah I haven't seen you in a while Mexiqutioner hope you are doing well and executing many peasants who commit sins against the Tru Faith

I edited my list a bit

* Edited at 01.04.2022, 2:06 PM ET *

"I am the greatest blonde man in the world. I am Tru Viking." - Alexander Gustaffsson / "The world must bow to my glory. I am a God amongst mortals. They must pay me tribute in wine and concubine for my deeds." - Jon Jones "

hdmexiqtioner
hdmexiqtioner
  • Location: MI
  • Member Since: 2011.10.20
  • Predictions:  9,682  |  57.9%
  • Forum Posts:  5,387
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01.04.2022 | 2:17 PM ET

@WastelandWander
Yeah man, life, mental health, college, and housing were all a thing. But seems to be coming around tbh. Pursuing my passions. Hence the Survey. If I enjoy something, why not embrace it?

"Don't argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

Hadrian Caesar
Hadrian Caesar
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01.04.2022 | 2:54 PM ET

Young MMA fan so don't expect a bunch of guys from when i wasn't born ha

1. Jose Aldo

2. Tony Ferguson 

3. Shogun Rua 

4. Carlos Condit

5.  Fabricio Werdum 

6. Charles Oliveira 

7. Lee Murray

8. Bas Rutten

9. Chris Weidman 

10. Frank Mir

11. Josh Barnett 

12. Vadim Nemkov

13. TJ Dillashaw 

14. Roberto Soldic

15. Islam Makachev 

16. Andre Fili

17. Leon Edwards 

18. BJ Penn 

19. Robert Whittaker

20. Shinya Aoki 

I'll probably change my mind in 5 minutes but for simplicity sake i'll keep it as it is 

* Edited at 01.04.2022, 3:30 PM ET *

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." - Julius Caesar.

hdmexiqtioner
hdmexiqtioner
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  • Member Since: 2011.10.20
  • Predictions:  9,682  |  57.9%
  • Forum Posts:  5,387
  • Post Score: 242

01.04.2022 | 2:59 PM ET

That is actually what I prefer, more people's different opinions on their Favorite will create a great list of basically who should people watch out for in MMA, both past and present.

"Don't argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

JReynolds47
JReynolds47
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01.04.2022 | 3:20 PM ET

Off the top of my head

1. Anthony Smith


2. Mike Perry

3. Devonte Smith
 
4. Sean O'malley

5. Peter Barrett

6. Alexander Hernandez

7. Julian Erosa

8. Conor McGregor

9. Vince Morales

10. Melissa Gatto

11. Jon Jones

12. Jerome Rivera

13. Arman Tsarukyan

14. Movsar Evloev

15. Omar Morales

16. Roman Dolidze

17. Tafon Nchukwi

18. Maycee Barber

19. Melsik Baghdasaryan

20. Casey O'Neill 

21. Edmen Shahbazyan
 
22. Chan Sung Jung

23. Shane Burgos

24. Michal Oleksiejczuk

25. Josh Emmett


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alienator13
alienator13
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01.04.2022 | 3:21 PM ET

1. Kazushi Sakuraba 
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/kazushi-sakuraba-the-gracie-hunter
2. Genki Sudo
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/genki-sudo-neo-samurai
3. Bas Rutten
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/bas-rutten-el-guapo
4. Jose Aldo
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/jose-aldo-junior
5. Igor Vovchanchyn
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/igor-vovchanchyn-ice-cold
6. Demetrious Johnson
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/demetrious-johnson-mighty-mouse
7. Takanori Gomi
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/takanori-gomi-the-fireball-kid
8. Anderson Silva
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/anderson-silva-the-spider
9. B.J. Penn
    https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/bj-penn-the-prodigy
10. Carlos Newton
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/carlos-newton-the-ronin
11. Marco Ruas
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/marco-ruas-the-king-of-the-streets
12. Georges St. Pierre
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/georges-st-pierre-rush
13. Caol Uno
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/caol-uno-uno-shoten
14. Fedor Emelianenko
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/fedor-emelianenko-the-last-emperor
15. Mauricio Rua
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/mauricio-rua-shogun
16. Max Holloway
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/12723-max-holloway-lil-evil
17. Rumina Sato
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/rumina-sato-moon-wolf
18. Joachim Hansen
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/joachim-hansen-hellboy
19. Oleg Taktarov
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/oleg-taktarov-the-russian-bear
20. Evan Tanner
      https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/evan-tanner

* Edited at 01.04.2022, 3:35 PM ET *

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flying_frontkick
flying_frontkick
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01.04.2022 | 4:30 PM ET

1. Robbie Lawler 
2. Anderson Silva
3. Mirko Cro-Cop
4. Fedor Emelianenko 
5. Mauricio Shogun Rua
6. Pedro Rizzo
7. Junior dos Santos
8. Big Nog 
9. Takanori Gomi
10. Matt Brown
11. Tony Ferguson
12. Chris Lytle
13. Scott Smith
14. Mark Hunt
15. Max Holloway
16. Justin Gaethje
17. Dustin Poirier
18. Nate Diaz
19. Dan Hooker
20. Vicente Luque 

"For no particular reason beat up everyone"

WastelandWanderer
WastelandWanderer
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01.04.2022 | 5:07 PM ET

@Mexiqutioner I changed my list 1 more time

Yeah good to see you back, its a rip off to buy a house or apartment in many places 

* Edited at 01.04.2022, 5:07 PM ET *

"I am the greatest blonde man in the world. I am Tru Viking." - Alexander Gustaffsson / "The world must bow to my glory. I am a God amongst mortals. They must pay me tribute in wine and concubine for my deeds." - Jon Jones "

Stephen Terry
Stephen Terry
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01.04.2022 | 5:42 PM ET

My top 25

Might seem a bit odd but I tend to become attached to the fighter's personalities as much as their fights. I've also won bets on some of the following so that obviously influences my decision lol! I was actually quite surprised by what the final list looked like after thinking it over.

1. Michael Bisping
2. Donald Cerrone
3. Holly Holm
4. Dustin Poirier
5. Fedor Emelianenko
6. Georges St. Pierre
7. Francis N'Gannou
8. Robbie Lawler
9. Mirko Filipović
10. Nate Diaz
11. Randa Markos
12. Khabib Nurmagomedov
13. Shinya Aoki
14. Charles Oliveira
15. Alesha Zappitella
16. Chuck Liddell
17. Laura Huizar
18. Andrei Arlovski
19. Tecia Torres
20. Max Holloway
21. Rose Namajunas
22. José Aldo
23. Stipe Miocic
24. Vladimir Yurusov
25. Michael Page

"I wish you good luck but I don't want you to rely on luck"

Fremen
Fremen
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01.04.2022 | 5:55 PM ET

1. Max Holloway

2. Petr Yan

3. Jan Błachowicz 

4. Jose Aldo

5. Robert Whittaker 

6. Dan Hooker

7. Charles Olveira

8. Anderson Silva 

9. Edson Barboza

10. Borys Mańkowski 

11. Mamed Khalidov

12. Cyril Gane

13. Stipe Miocic

14. Cub Swanson

15. Yair Rodriguez 

16. Brandon Moreno 

17. Mariusz Pudzianowski 

18. Cory Sandhangen 

19. Gilbert Burns

  • 20. Yoel Romero

Hyrm
Hyrm
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01.04.2022 | 6:43 PM ET

"Never go down without a fight"

hdmexiqtioner
hdmexiqtioner
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01.06.2022 | 11:12 AM ET

TOTAL SURVEYS RECORDED

Gathering data for the surveys, coming along nicely.

Thank you to:
@WastelandWanderer
@Hadrian Caesar
@JReynolds47
@Aliennator13
@Flying_Frontkick
@Stephen Terry
@adrndc11
@hyrm

for submitting your rankings.

Submissions are still open, keep them coming, this list is already looking like hot fire of great interest. :)

"Don't argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

hdmexiqtioner
hdmexiqtioner
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01.06.2022 | 1:08 PM ET

OVER 120 UNIQUE FIGHTERS HAVE BEEN MENTIONED THUS FAR!

Sorry for all caps, just neat observation of the total referenced.

"Don't argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

Hadrian Caesar
Hadrian Caesar
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  • Member Since: 2021.08.21
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01.07.2022 | 10:55 AM ET

Can't believe i forgot to put Eddie Alvarez in my list 

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once." - Julius Caesar.

hdmexiqtioner
hdmexiqtioner
  • Location: MI
  • Member Since: 2011.10.20
  • Predictions:  9,682  |  57.9%
  • Forum Posts:  5,387
  • Post Score: 242

01.07.2022 | 12:11 PM ET

@Hadrian Caesar, just repost your list, I'll replace your old one right quick

"Don't argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

mulefloyd
mulefloyd
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01.09.2022 | 2:33 PM ET

1) Rose Namajunas 
2a) Thiago Silva 
2b) Matt Brown 
4) Damacio Page 
5) Chris Lytle 
6) Oleg Taktarov - ******** stoopage vs. Severn at UFC 5
7) Frankie Edgar - out of sheer respect for not being a weight-cutting *****
8) Yoel Romero 
9) Cain Velasquez 
10) Brian Ortega 
11) Vicente Luque 
12) Zombie 
13) Poirer 
14) Guram Kutateladze 
15) Bryce Mitchell - dynamic grappling >>>>>>>>>>> static grappling
16) Tony Ferguson 
17) Carlos Condit 
18) Cowboy 
19) Kelvin Gastellum 
20) Yancy Medeiros 
21) Santiago Ponzinibbio 
22) Brad Tavares 
23) Derek Lewis 
24) Ray Cooper III 
25) Pat Barry 
 
**** HD, this was hard!

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