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has anyone faced more champions in their career than Chael?

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  1. bjpenngoat Silver Belt

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    Wandy
    Rampage
    Fedor
    Anderson
    Bisping
    MAchida
    Shogun
    Bones
    Tito
    Rashad

    They were mostly out of prime and late in their careers but still that is a ridiculous list of opponents. Chael fought a whose who in the pantheon of mma champions from both Pride and the UFC. I think the record works out to 4-7 against this group.
     
  2. elvis 78 Black Belt

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    I don’t have the time to go through the list but I’m pretty sure Dan Henderson has
     
  3. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Hendo fought

    Bisping
    Anderson
    Wanderlei
    Fedor
    Shields
    Shogun
    Evans
    Machida
    Big Nog
    Bustamante
    Franklin
    Newton
    Feijao
    Vitor
    Rampage
    DC
    Moose


    Was supposed to fight Jones too.
     
  4. dildos Steel Belt

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    Fedor has faced 10-11 champs.
     
  5. SalvadorCollie Brown Belt

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    Soooo, Hendo?

    sounds legit.
     
  6. CannotWin Brown Belt

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    Lyoto is pretty impressive:

    Rich Franklin (UFC)
    Tito Ortiz (UFC)
    BJ Penn (UFC)
    Rashad Evans (UFC)
    Sokoudjou (KSW)
    Shogun Rua (UFC)
    Nakamura (DEEP)
    Rampage Jackson (UFC)
    Randy Couture (UFC)
    Jon Jones (UFC)
    Ryan Bader (Bellator)
    Dan Henderson (Pride and Strikeforce)
    Rafael Carvalho (Bellator)
    Gegard Mousasi (Dream and Strikeforce)
    Chris Weidman (UFC)
    Luke Rockhold (UFC and Strikeforce)
    Vitor Belfort (UFC)
    Chael Sonnen (still undefeated) (WEC and UFC)
     
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  7. tequilaboy Purple Belt

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    Chael probably is the guy who fought the most champs without being one himself...
     
  8. Dick Niaz030 Orange Belt

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    What a list of killers.

    Chael P Sonnen still undefeated.
     
  9. Satan's Daddy. Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Ric Flair

    "Flair is officially recognized by WWE as a 16-time world champion (8-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, 6-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and two-time WWF Champion), although the number of his world championship reigns varies by source, ranging from 16 to 25. He has claimed to be a 21-time champion"
     
  10. Chael_Sonnen I'm the reason Waldo is hiding.

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    Overeem:
    Werdum
    Shogun
    JDS
    Stipe
    Mir
    Brock
    Belfort
    Hoffman
    Arona
    Buentello
    Bigfoot
    Nelson
     
  12. TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    Yup, Chael has had the ultimate fan experience.

    I know people will start posting other stacked records, but not a lot of guys have fought legends in multiple weight classes.

    Chael and maybe Hendo, Vitor and Wanderlei are unique in this regard cause they are legends themselves and they fought from MW to HW.

    They are also unique in how much supplements they ingested during their careers :)
     
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  13. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Faber also

    Aldo
    Edgar
    Barao
    Cruz
    Yan
    Bowles
    Pulver
    Brown
    Wineland
    Escovedo
     
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  14. TJ Dillashank Orange Belt

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    The gangster kinda was one ig
     
  15. sabretitan Red Belt

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    Good post!
    I know it's a long shot but I'm rooting for him in the gp
     
  16. PanicWrassler Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Lost to all of them that weren’t shot to shit.

    The original MMA loser.
     
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    Hendo or Vitor probably have the most
     
  18. King in the North Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Cowboy: has been in there with a ton of champs

    Benson (3x)
    Pettis
    RDA (2x)
    Varner (2x)
    McGregor
    Ferguson (interim)
    Gaethje (interim)
    Lawler
    Masvidal (BMF)
    Alvarez
     
  19. Pingu Purple Belt

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    Also forrest griffin :)
     
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  20. Chet Ubetcha Asymmetrical Belt

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    Chael was the guy that Uncle Dana knew he could call whenever needed. Even if he knew he was going to lose (which was most of the time), he'd still take the fight both for the money and to ensure his worth to remain on the roster. Mir was the heavyweight version of CPS, though the difference was that Mir had this weird belief that he actually had a chance. I'm a Frank Mir fan (he and Arlovski were my first "favorite fighters"), but is what is...
     

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