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  • 06-26-2013, 10:08 PM
    Pasha K
    I think everybody has his own perception of what is a Legend, that is why some people consider Babalu a legend and other do not.

    IMO he is far from being a legend. He was a very good fighter, and had some very good fights. But it takes more than just a decent record and wins over 2 important names to belong in the "legend" category.
  • 06-25-2013, 07:28 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Quote Originally Posted by TheKidInside View Post
    Yep. BUT you still cannot do that in a competition
    Tell that to BJ Penn, tell that to Rampage Jackson in the third Wandy fight, tell that to Hendo in the Bisping fight. And the list goes on and on.

    BJ does it he's a legend who was teaching respect or whatever babble is spit. But somehow Babalu will always have this cloud over him.
  • 06-25-2013, 07:17 PM
    The8thPlague
    Babalu:
    12 fight win streak when he started.
    Finally meets Dan Henderson and losses to a Decision.
    Then he goes 7-1 in his next 8 fights.
    Finally meets FEDOR and goes to a Decision(Loss).
    Then a Decision loss to Kevin Randleman.
    2000-beginning of 2002 he loses 3 times to (at that time)TOUGH competition, AND they were Decision losses. NOT Bad.
    He wins another fight THEN meets the almighty Chuck Liddell(at the end of 2002) and FINALLY loses a fight to a KO(headkick).
    After that he goes on a 10 Fight Win Streak. During that time he beat:
    Trevor Prangley, SHOGUN, and Jeremy Horn in THE SAME NIGHT.
    Then it's back to a fight with Chuck Liddell, where he gets TKO'ed.

    After the 2nd lose to Chuck is when his record starts to get sloppy.
    He wins 7 more times. BUT
    He loses 5 more times all due to TKO or KO.

    So although it's true he's lost to some of the greats/legends.
    He did have a 37-11 record which is WAY better than most fighters can say when they retire. And he was still able to beat some decent guys(the best of which were probably Chael and Shogun).

    BABALU = LEGEND.
  • 06-25-2013, 03:49 AM
    Pasha K
    Thank you Petruzelli for ruining Kimbo Slice! That was one of the greatest moments in MMA history!!
  • 06-23-2013, 08:30 PM
    MIZjitsZOU
    I guess it might be easier to say he was a pioneer of the sport. I don't know about legend but I could see him in the hall of fame. Wins over rua, chael, sokuju, lawler and Maurice smith could put him there.
  • 06-23-2013, 08:10 PM
    Fe1
    Quote Originally Posted by RearNakedStroke View Post
    The guy has been in the cage with a bunch of legendary fighters. But he got his ass kicked by most, if not all of them. I guess that makes him legendary in some people's eyes. I was a fan, but never thought of him as legendary. Good sportsmanship definitely wasn't his lasting legacy.
    Exactly. He fought legendary fighters. That does not make him legendary. I was a fan too but he fucked himself over with the Heath fight. Overall he had a solid career, but nowhere near legendary.
  • 06-23-2013, 07:27 PM
    RearNakedStroke
    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    Could someone please enlighten me as to how the fuck we can consider Babalu a legend?
    The guy has been in the cage with a bunch of legendary fighters. But he got his ass kicked by most, if not all of them. I guess that makes him legendary in some people's eyes. I was a fan, but never thought of him as legendary. Good sportsmanship definitely wasn't his lasting legacy.
  • 06-23-2013, 06:48 PM
    lwbrewer
    Quote Originally Posted by disposableassassin View Post
    Didn't sobral shove the ref after his last fight?
    Yes he did than shorty after announced his retirement
    [how much time went by not sure ] Some guru should have a gif of it
  • 06-23-2013, 06:33 PM
    disposableassassin
    Didn't sobral shove the ref after his last fight?
  • 06-23-2013, 05:59 PM
    Fe1
    Could someone please enlighten me as to how the fuck we can consider Babalu a legend?
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