IMO Frank Shamrock was the prototype for modern MMA fighters...The first guy who could strike, grapple, be well conditioned, as well as being a very strategic fighter. First ever UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, had 4 straight title defenses in the UFC (finished every fight), including submitting Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Jackson in 16 seconds. His fight against Tito is a forgotten classic, probably the greatest fight in UFC history that rarely gets talked about. I know he retired at a young age, but Frank should be held in just as high esteem as Royce, Ken, Sakuraba, Coleman, Rickson, etc when it comes to the pioneers of the game. If anything he did more to develop the actual art of "MMA" than any of those other guys I listed. I know that he and Dana White are on really bad terms, but Frank should have been put in the UFC Hall of Fame years ago. Frank getting inducted will be a major step in legitimizing the UFC Hall of Fame, he more than deserves the recognition for his contributions.