Goodbye to 90's MMA

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  1. NHB7

    NHB7 Steel Belt

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    The generation of fighters who started their professional careers in the 90’s is dwindling. But there are still a few good to great ones left.

    List a fighter who started his career in the 90’s who is still fighting in the UFC today.

    Tell us a favorite memory of a fighter whom started his career in the 90’s.

    Finally, which current UFC fighter has the oldest career (started the longest time ago of any current UFC fighter)?

    Alistair Overeem Oct. 1999
    Andrei Arlovski – Apr. 1999
    Nate Marquardt - Apr. 1999
    Anderson Silva - Jun. 1997
    Dan Henderson - Jun. 1997
    Olesksiy Oliynyk Apr. 1997
    Josh Barnett – Jan. 1997
    Vitor Belfort - Oct. 1996
     
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  2. PRIDEWASBETTER

    PRIDEWASBETTER United We Stand Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'll say Dan Henderson.

    My favorite memory of him is his KO of Bisping.

    I have no idea who started earliest. lol
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    First that comes to mind is Vitor, as is probably the case for most.
     
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    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    Vitor fought in 1996, Anderson and Hendo in 1997.

    My favorite fighter is Anderson and the best memory was either the Chael submission, Griffin fight or Belfort kick
     
  5. NHB7

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    Alistair Overeem Oct. 1999
    Andrei Arlovski – Apr. 1999
    Olesksiy Oliynyk Apr. 1997
    Josh Barnett – Jan. 1997

    My favorite Moment of Barnetts career was probably his split decision win over Big Nog.
     
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    Fox by the Sea Lighthouse keeper Platinum Member

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    isn't wand also technically still with the UFC?
     
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    Tooth and Nail Forever Brocktober

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    Arlovski started in 1999 apparently.

    Of course Barnett!
     
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    I'll pay respect to Marquardt since he hasn't been mentioned yet. I'll say his one punch mid air KO of Maia.
     
  9. NHB7

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    He had one fight in which he threw a combo that looked straight out of Tekken. Like some kid was controlling his Marquardt Avatar, but was just smashing buttons on the game controller.

    [​IMG]

    That's my favorite Marquardt moment.
     
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    Vitor whooping Tank Abott so easily. Tank even showed respect & good sportsmanship afterwards which was something he never did & shock Belforts hand.
     
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    Hendo landing the Hbomb on fedor was the greatest! Him winning both ww and mw belts in pride was awesome too
     
  12. NHB7

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    Him winning the Strikeforce belt was awesome too.
     
  13. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    If only Ken Shamrock had finished that gift-wrapped submission on Kimbo, then bringing up his name wouldn't be so embarrassing right now.

    But hey, if we're talking about who started first, he beats every other name mentioned in this thread.

    And yeah I know he isn't UFC these days but I still feel he deserves a mention.
     
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    not UFC, but war Tito
     
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    That is easily one of the best MMA gifs ever.
     
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    90's MMA is what WMMA is for
     
  17. NHB7

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    [YT]wsdy_rct6uo[/YT]

    Sorry, just thought this 90's thread needed some 90's music.
     
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    Wayne Brady *neck belt*

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    I was so pissed for a second. Nice troll job.
     
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    Johnny Eduardo began his career in november 1996.

    [​IMG]

    Holy shattered jaw, Batman...
     
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    Man Belfort has been fighting forever.
     

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