How freaking AWESOME was UFC 17?

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  1. jodka

    jodka Regional Manager

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    So, I'm going through my garage and stumble upon some of my old UFC tapes. (Yes, VHS tapes.)

    I look at UFC 17 and the memories fly. This is one of the most fun to watch cards I can remember.

    Newton vs. Gilstrap: Always fun to see Carlos land a sub
    Newton vs. Hendo: What a great fight!! Back and forth, awesome sub attempts by Carlos
    Chuck vs. Noe: My GOD can Noe take a punch!
    Tank vs. Hugo Duarte: Does anyone remember the hype Hugo had? Lol, Tank stole his soul
    Pete Williams vs. Mark Coleman: The KICK HEARD AROUND THE WORLD!
    Frank Shamrock vs. Jeremy Horn: Everything great about MMA. Awesome, technical back and forth fight. Horn got the better of Frank for much of it, but Frank pulls out the kneebar.


    I'm hoping someone else here is old enough to remember this classic night.
     
  2. Chramelated

    Chramelated The Real Guy, The Best Guy Banned

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    I've been watching since UFC 1, so I can share your feelings on this event.
     
  3. Chas

    Chas Blood Bath and Beyond

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    Fact: 0.04% percent of people viewing this thread will have actually seen UFC 17.

    75% will bitch about Dana White, despite Dana having nothing to do with this event.

    I remember absolutely nothing about it, but I do have it on my hard drive, so maybe i'll give it a watch tonight!
     
  4. VorTeX Raptor

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    I havent seen it
     
  5. That209

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    Haven't seen it, but I think I might look it up. Sounds legendary. Only seen Coleman/Williams on that card, was a crazy KO. Still one of the most brutal headkicks IMO.
     
  6. Junbo79

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    I felt cheated that I passed up watching UFC 1 and 2 and that it took me till UFC 3 to find my favorite sport.
     
  7. FightOrDie007

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    Sounds shit...
     
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  9. Caladan

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    I taught Just Bleed guy how to flex and make faces.
     
  10. Sivo The Ram

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    yeah, fun card. carlos newton was awesome. even in defeat his fights were entertaining (hendo, saku, anderson, hughes).
     
  11. SnowBlynd

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    I remember that Pete Williams kick to Coleman's face being the most brutal thing. At the time that kick seemed really fancy though its pretty standard now
     
  12. jodka

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    I swear I was one of the like 10 people who actually watched the old Pancrase shows that were on PPV way back in the day.

    I also PAID for MARS Reality Superfighting, which was an AWESOME event, considering the org lasted for only that one show. Murilo was a GOD and Renzo just WRECKED Oleg.
     
  13. Crab Nicholson**

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    I also have been watching UFC since UFC 1... In fact I was AT UFC 1... ... In fact I was one of the fighters at UFC 1... ... ... ... In fact I'm Royce Gracie.
     
  14. jodka

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    I taught him how to put on make-up.
     
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    I won't pretend i seen that event. Apparently it was good though.
     
  16. jodka

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    I was at your birth. I'm Helio Gracie. (Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
     
  17. Sivo The Ram

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    thats when renzo ko'd oleg with an up kick from his back right?
     
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    What a huge upset. I can still remember Coleman's eyes wide open but no one was home. I think Pete Williams is a chef now
     
  19. SoCalprodigy09

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    Actually didn't watch that event live. If it was on ppv at the time, we didn't have our free per view anymore.
     
  20. Junbo79

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    No way you can say that watching Keith Hackney defeat Emmanuel Yarborough wouldn't of turned you in to a fan. Kimo vs. Gracie? Shamrock actually finishing people? Harold Howard practically murdering someone on live TV (that didn't happen, but was how I felt when i first watched it)?

    I admit I had to wiki to refresh the memory, but those were some great fights.
     

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