Fedor- Deffinetly the CC fight. The way he shut down CC's kicks was amazing. Two legends at their prime.
Jones- We he ran through Shogun like he did. Im a huge Shogun fan and Shogun didnt do a single thing becuase Jones didnt let him, Thats when I started to think that this guy might be for real.
Chuck Liddel- Tito Ortiz at UFC 47, The very first PPV I ordered. I knew all about Chuck/Randy/Tito at the time but watching Chuck go into full "Beast Mode" and destroying who (I thought) was the best at that time let me know Chuck would be around forever. The most consecutive UFC KO record started here, and is still standing.
Anderson Silva- Rich Franklin 1. Its one thing to run through Chris Leben, But when they gave Anderson the title shot against Rich I was super stoked to see Rich get the win. Eventho I've seen Anderson before, I never knew he'd be so great up untill this moment when he absolutley destroyed Rich.
GSP- Matt Hughes 2. When Matt couldnt get GSP down in the 1st round it was looking good. When GSP rocked Hughes with the left hook at the end of the 1st round I knew it was over. 2nd round comes to an end by a flashy GSP headkick followed by some vicious elbows. I knew we'd have a champ for a long time.
Frankie Edgar- Bj Penn 2. Alot of people (not me) thought that Penn got robbed in the first fight, so this was the chance for Penn to prove he was the best LW, or Edgars chance to prove it wasnt a fluke. Edgar dominated Penn in a way few men have, especially at LW.
Theres obviously lots of other fighters who've earned that "great" status like Hendo, Penn, Couture etc etc but this is just what came to mind.
Originally Posted by end it with a left
Personally I think Nick Diaz's fight against Robbie Lawler was a legendary fight. At the time he was known for being a bjj fighter and not so much for his striking and than for him to totally pick him apart and finish with a ko was huge. He may never hold yhe ufc gold or make it to the hall of fame but because of that fight he will always be a legend to me.
I remember this fight so clearly. Robbie Lawler was a vicious KO guy who swung with emotions and reckless abondonment, Nick Diaz was a "Cesar Gracie Jui Jitsu Fighter" lol. All the makings for a striker vs grappler amirite? Nope, Diaz hits hit him a stiff jab and drops him in for the KO. I loved it.
This is more of a "fights that made you fan" though lol.
If I was going to choose Diaz's moment of "greatness" it would be when he outboxed and outclassed Bj Penn. That fight let me know he could "hang" in the UFC just fine.