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Old 11-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #41
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I wouldn't say so, his accomplishments are already impressive enough as is to be called one of the best (of course it wouldn't have hurt)

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Old 11-11-2013, 11:35 AM   #42
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He's already a UFC champion.

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Old 11-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #43
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No, belts are largely meaningless, they're just scraps of metal.

His resume and his heart are all he needs to be remembered with. Plus, he was at least briefly #1 at MW and he's been p4p for a while, which means a lot more than a championship belt.

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Old 11-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #44
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Was never in discussion for best of all time at his weight class or any other. I don't think people are using the "he didn't win the UFC title" argument, because the discussion itself isn't taking place.

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Old 11-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #45
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nope, still a legend and one of the best all time

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Old 11-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #46
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Not in my opinion. IMO his body of work speaks for itself. He's a legend already.

It's like Wandy. Wand never got a UFC belt but he's a legend.
This. And I don't even like Wand. Big are legends.

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Old 11-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #47
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Hendo is one of my favorite fighters of all time, hell i am even wearing a clinch gear shirt right now. We all know he is a legend but does not ever winning UFC gold hurt his legacy? Even though he was a two division champ in pride and a champ in strikeforce i think some people might not respect his career as much as that of a former UFC champ. What do you guys think?
No.

When he was in his prime, Pride was the shit and he beat the best there at that time.

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Old 11-11-2013, 02:32 PM   #48
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Henderson is one of the greatest fighters to have ever lived. He held two PRIDE titles at the same time when PRIDE was #1. It should not hurt him, but the only title left for him was a UFC title and he had two Unification matches where he lost his chance to get it. Regardless. His victories are a who's who of legends.

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Old 11-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #49
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He is one of the top fighters in the history of MMA.

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