Are theses fighters Legends (Poll #8)

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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.

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    To see Poll 7 go here: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f2/these-fighters-legends-poll-7-a-2901133/
     
  2. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    The more fighters considered 'legends,' the more the definition gets pissed on.
     
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    So make your vote heard. Thus far, thanks to voting, only 4 people I believe have made it to what I will call the "truly legendary status" which is 90% or more votes:

    Chuck Liddell
    GSP
    Matt Hughes
    Wanderlei Silva
     
  4. Blayt7hh

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    Just Sudo

    Sometimes, a legend is more than just his achievements in the ring
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  5. kurtwpg

    kurtwpg Silver Belt

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    That was easy.
     
  6. NHB7

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    For this one I only said Yes to:

    Tank Abbott. Not a great mixed martial artist, but he was the first true heel. He took away some of the mystique of TMA's by kicking ass from his bar stool which helped cause people to realize the sport needed to develop more, and damn he just brought a lot of charisma.

    Genki Sudo: His entrances alone were legendary and he had some really exciting and at times unusual performances.
     
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    Voted yes for Genki and Enson.

    Genki Sudo is one of my favorite fighters ever. Not many like him.
     
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    Add in:

    Anderson
    Fedor
    Nogueira
    Hendo

    And you've pretty much nailed all the guys that should be considered legends of the sport.
    Throw in Tito, BJ, and Frank Shamrock for good measure.

    10-11 guys. All long time reigning champions, and all had amazing careers. Seems easy.
     
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    This. Tank was allegedly the reason why the UFC added throwing the opponent out of the cage to the list of fouls. It gives you a perspective of this man.

    Sudo was the pioneer of crazy movements fighting and flying armbars in MMA. The fact that prime Kid Yamomoto KO'd him speaks more about Yamomoto than about Sudo.
     
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    Another easy one, no to all.
     
  11. faustian

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    PolishHeadlock Putin Belt Platinum Member

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    How is Genki not a legend? Back when I'd try to introduce people to MMA I always showed them his highlights.
     
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    Genki gets the nod on that list, that's it. As mentioned, very unorthodox...and those entrances were truly legendary lol. Too bad he retired 'early'.

    Tank was nothing but a brawler who routinely got tooled by more technical fighters (and 'more technical' was not saying much lol)...that does not make him an MMA legend, IMHO. Entertaining, early 'pioneer', sure...legend, no.

    Depends on how much you want to expand the definition of 'legends'. I'm partial to a shorter list, in which case Genki wouldn't be on it either. It should be maybe a dozen guys or so, max, IMHO if you really want to get down to the elite of the elite, and those who shaped the sport.
     
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    Look buddy no one cares about the worthless opinions of Canboys fans
     
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    I totally agree with tank being a legend because he was the first true heel. he is one of those huge mma personalities.

    like everybody else, I loved watching genki sudo fight. he was so fuckin good, and his "unusual performances" made him extra special. those K-1 fights only helped his reputation. but I just don't think he's a legend. he's an immaculate martial artist, and it pains me to give the nod to a drunken mess like tank. but that's how I feel
     
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    90% is a tough standard when polling meatheads. Too much potential for spite no's.
     
  18. Diet Otsuka

    Diet Otsuka Red Belt

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    Not all entertaining fighters are legendary.

    Chris Lytle was always in barn burners, but would you put his name next to Anderson or GSP?
     
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    He wasn't as entertaining as Genki. There were 2 highlights I'd show to people and they were Wandy for brutality and Genki for the wow factor.
     
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    @NHB7

    FYI:

    You can put twice as many names in one poll if you simply list 10 fighters and ask:

    Which of these fighters are legends?
     

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