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why not the predator don frye, he was one of the UFC OG's
Tank Abbott does deserve to be in the UFC Hall of Fame. Ziggy had it right, he deserves in, but not for his fight record. Tank deserves in because he drew a lot of attention to the sport from the second he got in the door, and has continued for a lot longer than most. Remember folks, its a hall of fame not a hall of "best fighters ever". Tank Abbott is definitely in the top ten of most famous fighters UFC has ever had, and one might be able to argue top five. And what's with everyone always saying that Shamrock never had a belt? Didn't he have the Superfight Championship belt multiple times?
listen up, I personally do not like the UFC's method of iducting people into there hall of fame. the only person who is in the hall of fame that I agree with is randy coture who was inducted on the last TUF finally (6/24/06). The problem is that they don't base their inductance on how good they are. Someone who is inducted into the hall of fame should be timeless, including their success in the UFC, like randy couture. randy was in the UFC for a long time and EXCELLED IN HIS SPORT FROM START TO FINISH. Ken, royce, and dan did not. tank also did not. what ken royce dan and tank all have in common is that they did good for a small time, at the beginning of there time and then fell off. I believe to be in the hall of fame, your success should be timeless and the previous four did far from that and it is hard to argue.
But from the rediculous credentials they use for inducting people in the hall of fame I could understand why tank would end up in the hall of fame. but if this is the case shouldn't belfort and a slew of other people be in there? I really just don't understand there proper justification for there inductance in to the hall of fame.
My hall of fame
Randy, chuck, hughes, pulver
in the future: franklin, gsp, maybe even AA?
Tank was a gamer. He would take fights on short notice, and you could always count on him to bang, make fights interesting. That being said, is that enough to carry someone to the HOF? There have been a lot of heavy-headed guys that have come and gone over the years and for some reason Tank just appealed to a wider audience. Aside from a willingness to bang, and a popularity with sleevless-shirt Nascar fans, I really don't think he brought enough to the organization to merit him being a hall of famer.
Originally Posted by pimpslappd
anyone wanna post who Tank beat and lost to...thanks
here you go man I got this from sherdog.
Loss Hidehiko Yoshida Submission (Choke) PRIDE-Final Conflict 2005 8/28/2005 1 7:40
Win Wesley Correira KO (Punch) ROTR 7-Rumble On The Rock 7 5/7/2005 1 1:23
Loss Wesley Correira TKO (Cut) UFC 45-Revolution 11/21/2003 1 2:14
Loss Kimo Leopoldo Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) UFC 43-Meltdown 6/6/2003 1 1:59
Loss Frank Mir Submission (Toe Hold) UFC 41-Onslaught 2/28/2003 1 0:46
Loss Pedro Rizzo KO UFC Brazil-Ultimate Brazil 10/16/1998 1 8:07
Win Hugo Duarte TKO (Strikes) UFC 17-Redemption 5/15/1998 1 0:43
Win Yoji Anjo Decision UFC Japan-Ultimate Japan 1 12/21/1997 1 15:00
Loss Maurice Smith Submission (Strikes) UFC 15-Collision Course 10/17/1997 1 8:08
Loss Vitor Belfort TKO (Strikes) UFC 13-The Ultimate Force 5/30/1997 1 0:52
Loss Don Frye Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UU 96-Ultimate Ultimate 1996 12/7/1996 1 1:22
Win Steve Nelmark KO UU 96-Ultimate Ultimate 1996 12/7/1996 1 1:03
Win Cal Worsham Submission (Strikes) UU 96-Ultimate Ultimate 1996 12/7/1996 1 2:51
Loss Scott Ferrozzo Decision UFC 11-The Proving Ground 9/20/1996 1 15:00
Win Sam Adkins Submission (Neck Crank) UFC 11-The Proving Ground 9/20/1996 1 2:06
Loss Dan Severn Decision (Unanimous) UU 95-Ultimate Utlimate 1995 12/16/1995 1 18:00
Win Steve Jennum Submission (Neck Crank) UU 95-Ultimate Utlimate 1995 12/16/1995 1 1:14
Loss Oleg Taktarov Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 6-Clash of the Titans 7/14/1995 1 17:45
Win Paul Varelans TKO (Strikes) UFC 6-Clash of the Titans 7/14/1995 1 1:53
Win John Matua KO UFC 6-Clash of the Titans 7/14/1995 1 0:20
true tank wasnt the fighter shamrock or coleman or even don frye was. But anyone who would take a fight on a few days notice, just cus he liked what he was doing deserves some respect. Remember without Tank, some of those great names wouldnt have had anyone to bang with in the early days. So I would have to say tank deserves in, and ya'll left out don frye. The predator was a bad mofo in his prime in the ufc.
Originally Posted by AJS
Randy All The Way!!!!!!!
I agree ,but he already in there.
Randy All The Way!!!!!!!
The only reason why Tank should be in in my opinion is because... .Well Tank, Ken and Dan and Royce honestly all helped put UFC on the map. They were like the faces of UFC back in the day. yeah sure tank's record wasn't impressive. but he was a common name back in the day of the UFC and helped them put them on the map.
Pat miletich should be inducted...