I quite honestly forgot he was still fighting. Ace was and is a great ambassador for the sport. IMHO Rich played a crucial role in the growth of the UFC and MMA in general by becoming champion during a time of immense growth. Respectful, intelligent, college graduate, school teacher and many more admirable qualities. He was the guy casual fans could relate too and get behind, and more importantly he was proving the fighters weren't mindless, roided up, drunk bar fighters.
Rich has always been a favorite of mine. Sad to see him go, but he has given a lot to the sport. I'm happy to see he has goals beyond his fighting career too.
ACE is the man
ACE IN THE HALL OF FAME NOW DANA
"...for he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother." William Shakespeare
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it." Helen Keller
I remember watching him beat shamrock and thinking, who the hell is this jim carrey lookalike? i've been a fan of him since than. I remember silva destroying him and I couldn't help thinking about the outcome for days. seeing my hero getting destroyed like that was just heart breaking. hope he goes out on a high note. ace is definitely a HOFer.
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