Which "once great" is your favorite?

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    Not the ones usually discussed who still look okay in fights and happen to be on a losing streak (Weidman/Pettis/Holm etc) but those from a prior generation who seem more clearly past it. Which "once great" is StillYourBoy? Examples:

    Andrei Arlovski
    Frank Mir
    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    Mauricio Rua (not sure he should be included, but the majority opinion seems to be that he is here)
    Rashad Evans
    Vitor Belfort
    Nate Marquardt
    Matt Brown
    Diego Sanchez
    Gray Maynard
    Clay Guida
    etc.
     
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    These guys are still my boys

    but really

    all of them
     
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    In order:

    Oleg Taktarov
    Don Frye
    Pedro Rizzo
    Frank Shamrock
    Wanderlai Silva
    Masakatsu Funaki
    Kazushi Sakuraba
    Robbie Lawler
    Igor Vovchanchyon
    Fedor Emilanenko
     
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    Keith Jardine!
     
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    Pedro man, he'll always be one of the few guys to genuinely scare me along with Mike Tyson
     
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    You picked a bunch of newer fighters...
     
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    He probably exemplifies the "once great" image better than all the examples lol.
     
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    Fedor, for sure.

    Akira Shoji, though I guess you could say he was never great. Still a fucking warrior!
     
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    I was going for guys who are currently fighting in the UFC and look way past their prime rather than actually retired type guys.
     
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    Oops lol. Cool thread in that case!
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    once great at welter.. greatest at light weight.

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    Nogueira
     
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    Without question for me, one of the greatest strikers i have ever seen...period.
     
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    Genuinely scary guy, I supported him through everything man, that's been a tough career to watch. Probably the hardest out of all the long retired guys. Even the likes of Saku and Don Frye still had good nights after their glory days, but Pedro fell really hard
     
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    Hes not even on your list

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