Forrest for UFC HOF?

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  1. 76Knockout

    76Knockout Silver Belt

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    I guess its a two part question, do YOU think Forrest deserves to be in the HOF? And do you think he WILL get in the hall of fame?

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    Forrest Griffin had extreme ups and downs throughout his MMA career, but on the whole it was an amazing career imo.

    Forrest's key wins

    -Shogun Rua (Former Champion)
    -Rampage Jackson (Former Champion)
    -Rich Franklin (Former Champion)
    -Tito Ortiz x2 (Former Champion,HOFer)
    -Stephan Bonnar x2
    -Chael Sonnen (Wasn't the most relevant win, but a nice name on his resume)

    Other than Keith Jardine, Forrest has only lost to Elite fighters in the UFC

    His losses

    -Tito Ortiz (Former Champ)
    -Rashad Evans (Former Champ)
    -Shogun Rua (Former Champ)
    -Anderson Silva (MW Champ, future HOFer, possible GOAT)


    Forrest's UFC record stands at 10-5, he is the winner of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. His fight with Stephan Bonnar helped the explosion of the UFC in the mainstream, and he is a Former UFC Light Heavy weight Champion.


    In my opinion, Forrest definitely deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and i think he will get in.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. TeamSpaceMonkey

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    Without a doubt, yes to both.
     
  3. BTKxClinch

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    Yes and yes.
     
  4. HC Daniel

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    Yes and Yes.
     
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    Please God, NO !
     
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    Yes he does deserve it.

    Yes he will get in.

    He's a management favorite for obvious reasons, and the UFC HOF is a management driven marketing tool, not a legitimate Hall of Fame.
     
  7. BrainLeakage

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    Yes, because he got his hands on a UFC belt.

    Yes, because he got his hands on a UFC belt.
     
  8. Augustus Caesar

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    Yes and yes.

    -TUF Winner
    -His fight with Bonnar in the Finale put the UFC on the map
    -Former UFC Champion
    -Has beat legends of the sport
    -Fan Favorite

    He has solidified himself as a hall of famer.
     
  9. 76Knockout

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    I think Bonnar would have got in as well if he didn't end his career on such a sour note.

    I guess he may still.
     
  10. Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar アウグストゥスシーザー Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I agree that he might end up in the hall of fame as well. It would be soley based off his first fight with Forrest Griffin.
     
  11. Grappling Magic

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    I can name 15 - 20 other fighters MORE DESERVING than Forrest that BELONG in the HOF starting with: Bas Rutten and Frank Shamrock.
     
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    EXACTLY ! ONLY reason he would get in.
     
  13. 76Knockout

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    I agree, nothing else he achieved in the UFC would really merit HOF. Except that he was always exciting to watch.
     
  14. shedd45

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    Yus and Yus.
     
  15. 76Knockout

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    You hate Forrest cool. Your so cool and hip.
     
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    No and it's a good possibility
     
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    Becuase of how imporant his first fight with Bonnar was The UFC, and he won the championship he deserves to be in the HOF.
     
  18. Idonotbelieveit

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    no..

    hof should be for legends.. forrest had a great two fight win streak but apart from that he isn't an elite fighter.
     
  19. Idonotbelieveit

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    this!
     
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    Yes and Yes.

    Is he the best fighter? No.

    Was he the best fighter? No.

    Did he and Bonnar revive a dying promotion with one fight? Yes! The UFC would not be what it is today without that fight.
     

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