Are These Fighters Legends or Not? (Poll #9)

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  1. NHB7

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    This poll thread is related to this thread: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...egend-2898905/

    And there will be several more poll threads related to that thread in the not too distant future.

    To see poll 1 go here: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...l-1-a-2898981/

    To see poll 2 go here: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...l-2-a-2899145/

    To See Poll 3 go here: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...l-3-a-2899407/

    To See Poll 4 go here: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...l-4-a-2899567/

    To See Poll 5 go here: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...l-5-a-2900209/

    To See Poll 6 go here: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...l-6-a-2900999/

    To see Poll 7 go here: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/...l-7-a-2901133/

    To See Pll 8 go here: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/theses-fighters-legends-poll-8-a-2901197/

    Frequently Asked Question:

    NHB7, why don't you rather than put five people asking yes or no, put 10 people and just say vote for the on you think is a legend?

    Answer: Because of the way Sherdog polls work. Let me provide those interested with an example. Imagine I had a poll and all it asked was Do you think either of these fighters are legends? And I listed two people. One person was Gina Carano and the other person was Matt Mitrione. Now If I just listed there names and said, "Vote for them if you think they are legends and just don't vote if you don't think they are legends" here is what might happen. 100 people might enter the thread and of those 100 people 6 people vote because 6 people believe that both Carano and Mitrione are legends. But the poll doesn't count those people who came in and said, "No, they aren't legends, so I won't vote." So what ends up happening is the final conclusion of the poll is "Out of 6 votes, 6 people agree that Gina and Matt are legends. In otherwords, 100% of people believe Matt and Gina are legends." When in reality, only 6% of people believe that they are legends. So the only way to get to that number is to provide those people that believe they are not a legend to also have a vote. In otherwords, 6 people vote they are, and 94 people vote that they are not.
     
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    Hayato just barely makes the grade for me, so yes.

    Hidehiko certainly is in Japan. Had he had a few more big wins, I might consider him one also, but no.

    I want to say that Minowa is, because he is in my book. But ultimately, he isn't so much a legend as he is a fighter with a sizable cult following.

    Josh Barnett is a no for me. Still a chance he could be one day.

    Jon Jones, almost certainly will be one day. But not yet.
     
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    Loving the even splits so far on Mach, Minowaman and Barnett. Guess we're getting to the meat and potatoes of why you are making these threads. All three just make the cut in my book.

    I can't argue against Jones at this point. Look who he's beat. Legend after legend.
     
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    Jones is a legend. No one else is. Those guys are barely top 50 all time in a sport that's 20 years old. Minowa isn't even top 100 all time. Barnett is a legendary cheat.
     
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    Jones shouldn't even be questioned.
     
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    You are seriously delusional, Mach is a legend no doubt as is Barnett, Jones......helllllll no!
     
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    Lol. Good one.
     
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    I like these threads btw, TS.
     
  9. Genki Sudo II

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    I'm lost. Can anybody help me?
    I checked every box just to see if it all registered. It did, so faulty polling - need fixing.

    anyways,

    Mach - legend

    Yoshida - no

    Minowa - legend in a cultish way

    Barnett - go on a UFC tear and will be legend

    Jones - legend but will never have Anderson/Fedor mystique
     
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    Yes it is faulty polling when someone chooses to abuse the poll like yourself. Fortunately, the great majority of people just vote like they are supposed to, so with enough votes we cancel out the outliers who just choose to try to mess the whole thing up.
     
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    Let's get some more votes on this to make it official.
     
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    Yes to Mach, Barnet and Jones

    No to Yoshida and Minowa. Popularity in Japan does not equate to being a legend
     

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