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    This appreciation thread is for the fighters who no longer grace us with their blood, sweat, and tears. With MMA moving so fast these days, it's hard to take the time out and really remember the past. Pick a fighter who you admired and add in a moment of theirs that left an impression on you. Multiple posts on the same fighter are welcome. It could be any MMA fighter you care to make mention of that is from the past. Add pictures, gifs, and whatever you want. This thread is to respect and reminisce about the ones that are no longer with us or are on the brink of walking away. No trolling, please.
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    Andrei arlovski. He used to be my favourite HW fighter but now it just pains me to see him get KOed left and right. When he broke most of his teeth in Johnson fight, my heart nearly sank. Hope he wins few more and then retire.

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    I was going to say AA as well, still one of my all time favorites. But Chris Lytle deserves early rep on this thread. Respectful, exciting, and a guy who took on more risk to entertain.

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    BJ Penn.

    Fearless Warrior.

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    Matt Hughes. Choking out Trigg TWICE by RNC, and the armbar on GSP. I still think the Newton "win" is tainted, but talk about an eternal highlight.

    Hell, why not. Tank Abbot was always a fun fight to watch. I dont think it really counts as MMA from that era, but his fence choke was awesome.

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    Marcus Davis, always put on good fights
    My Favorite Fighters

    1)Gray Maynard 2)Dan Henderson 3)Minotauro Nogueira 4)Wanderlei Silva 5)Roy Nelson 6)Tim Boetsch 7)Mark Hunt 8)Shogun Rua 9)Lyoto Machida 10) Connor McGregor

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    Evan Tanner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimerules28 View Post
    Evan Tanner...
    God, when tanner had the cave man beard and fought the guy from tuf I just kept hoping he would pull it out. That beard was awesome, as was tanner. He was a warrior.

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    Jason Macdonald, His fight with Ed Herman is still one of my favorites.
    My Favorite Fighters

    1)Gray Maynard 2)Dan Henderson 3)Minotauro Nogueira 4)Wanderlei Silva 5)Roy Nelson 6)Tim Boetsch 7)Mark Hunt 8)Shogun Rua 9)Lyoto Machida 10) Connor McGregor

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    All of the above. Any time a Chuck, Randy, Tito, Hughes, etc would fight.

    Tops for me though, has to be Brock Lesnar. I miss the big white ape, penis-chest-sword and all.

    I was into watching wrestling for years growing up, and watched Brock walk through the ranks of WWE and become their biggest superstar throughout the years. Meanwhile I was just getting into MMA back in 05, or 06 maybe before (a bit before the TUF debut), and it was before Brock even started competing in MMA. Then when he announced he'd be going into MMA I was ecstatic. Although by the end of his career he wasn’t the best fighter out there, when a PPV headlined by Lesnar came up I was more excited than any other. Him walking away from the sport sucked. He still outsold 99% of other PPV headliners, maybe all of them, and had less than 10 MMA fights. He just had this badass aura around him, although he wasn't the most technically skilled fighter. Love him or hate him, everyone was buying into a PPV to watch Brock fight.

    My favorite Brock moments were the back-flip punch on Herring, the post-fight at UFC 100 trash talk on Mir as well as the re-arranging of Mir's face, and the come-from-behind victory over Carwin. Even the Couture fight was good, as much as I love both guys, it became apparent that Couture was not meant to fight guys that big anymore. Oh almost forgot the best one, that post UFC-100 interview he gave, absolutely classic.

    "Frank Mir had a horseshoe up his ass. I told him that a year ago. I pulled it out of him and beat him over the head with it. I'm going to drink a Coors Light. That's right a Coors. Bud Light don't pay me nothing. I may even get on top of my wife tonight."

    Like who else could bash UFC’s main sponsor at the time and have no repercussions from it?

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