Hello Sherdog... who are your favourites?

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    Hi forum, the name's Xenon and I've been lurking a little while - enjoying your disfunctional family - and now I want in.

    I first got into MMA during the Tito Ortiz reign of UFC LHW division, but I really started to follow the sport as Chuck Liddell became the poster boy. For whatever reason, I stopped for a few years and have recently got back into it. I'm no expert and certainly not a hardcore fan but I like to talk fighting and I don't have enough friends... well, any friends... who like the sport as much as I do, so I hope to get my fix here : )

    Anyway, what I want to know is your top 5 favourite fighters and why you love them so much. Whether it be win record, style, career story, personality. And maybe, if you feel like it, tell me when you started watching so I've gotta a better idea of where you're coming from with your list.

    Mine would have to be:

    BJ Penn - Fuckin natural as they come. On the feet or the floor he was dangerous and some of his antics have been hilarious. Like that time came running to the ring, whipped someone in less than a minute and ran back out haha

    Nick Diaz - When he put that hurting on BJ was when I took notice and I ended up watching a lot of his previous fights. Just wow. Really like the guy. As I'm sure many would agree, he's easy to relate to if you had an inner-city/poor area childhood.

    Chuck Liddell - Bad ass. Who didn't love this guy? Used his wrestling to stay on the feet and knock people out. Fantastic run at the top of the game. I was gutted when Rampage beat him in their rematch.

    Anderson Silva - You could say this spot in my list used to belong to Rich Franklin but dayum did another level of middleweight come along and take the throne. I use to say Anderson Silva lived in the matrix. It was the only way to rationalise the beat downs he would put on people haha

    Dan Henderson - After spending some years watching UFC I began to check out other leagues like Pride. The two that stood out to me was Hendo and Wanderlei Silva. For quite a while this spot on the list belonged to Wanderlei but over time, the amazing feats of Dan Henderson just made him more and more appealing to watch. And look at him now, still throwing down at the top level. Dude is not human.


    So that's me. What about you guys?
     
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    What the hell...

    GSP. Nothing more needs to be said.

    MM, Joanna, Holly, and Stipe round out my current favourites.

    Classy fighters with mad skills. But mostly it's just their respectful manner. I don't give a fuck how great you are inside the octagon. If you're not a straight up person outside the octagon. I just can't cheer for people like that.
     
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    Welcome.

    My 5 favourite are:

    Bisping: he got me into MMA and it's been a long 10 years to get to the top but he did it.

    Conor: first and only world champion from my country.

    Cro Cop: someone I modelled my training on back when I trained as I'm a southpaw who loves to kick and am left footed.

    Shogun: absolutely amazing fighter and so nice and pleasant. Never speaks badly of anyone

    Chuck: one of my early favourites. Bad ass warrior.
     
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    Good stuff, welcome TS. I started watching around the same time (the beginning of the end of the Tito Ortiz era).

    Two fighters not mentioned I immediately approved of were Vitor Belfort (decorated fighter who was in some great fights) and Evan Tanner (first time I remember watching him fight was the Phil Baroni fight. Became a fan immediately).

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    My favorites today are Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor, Joanna Champion. Dominick Cruz. John Linekar. Fabricio Werdum.
     
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    Cro-Cop; Right Leg Hospital, Left Leg Cemetary
    Matt Brown; "Chuck Norris checks under his bed for Matt Brown" All violence team
    El CuCuy; Sommersaults, Imanari Rolls
    Robbie Lawler; A true fighter. Ginormous heart. Violence.
    Diaz Brothers; Kill or be killed, Ninja shit.
     
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    For me it's the "old" guard mainly...tough as nails win or lose. Don Frye was my very first favorite fighter.

    Don Frye
    Fedor Emilanenko
    Wanderlai Silva
    Igor Vovchanchyon
    Kazushi Sakuraba
     
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