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More impressive win resume than Dan Henderson?

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  1. ForbiddenSun The VP Platinum Member

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    Dan Henderson's win list might just be the best out there, at least in the top 2-3 all time. He beat 7 former champions.

    What do you guys think? Would you put anyone else's win list above his? Who else's resume deserves to be in the top 5

    Former Champions Starred (*)
    Fedor*
    Shogun*
    Wand *
    Belfort*
    Lil Nog
    Rich Franklin*
    Michael Bisbing
    Rouismar Palhares*
    Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante*
    Gilbert Yvel

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    And who can forget he also gave us this:

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  2. ForbiddenSun The VP Platinum Member

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    You forgot a few...namely Fedor
     
  3. ticho123 Black Belt

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    Anderson, GSP, Fedor and Jones are rivals, but Henderson has a more impressive resume of losses as well so he's not really up there.
     
  4. Just Creed Gold Belt

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    I got bashed to hell years ago for saying something like this. When you write out the list of top names, it looks pretty great
     
  5. manu1433 Blue Belt

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    one of my all time favorites for sure

    Hendo gives no fucks about how big you are....H-Bombs will be thrown
     
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  6. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    Not only my all time favorite fighter but my favorite athlete, period.

    That said, I love that every time someone posts this type of thread they feel the need to extend the list with Cavalcante. That is not a legendary victory. His top win is, what?... King Mo? The way Dan reversed a takedown attempt and wound up putting the champ away was awesome - I just don't consider him to be a great footnote of an opponent.

    His knockout of Bustamante, now.... That was something.
     
  7. surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Machida's win list is not bad

    Rashad Evans
    Dan Henderson
    Thiago Silva
    Gegard Mousasi
    Mark Munoz
    Rich Franklin
    BJ Penn
    Tito Ortiz
    Randy Couture
    Ryan Bader
    Stephan Bonnar

    Jon Jones probably has the best right now

    DC
    Glover
    Gus
    Chael
    Vitor
    Rashad
    Machida
    Rampage
    Bader
    Shogun
     
  8. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    The fact that he is 44 and still in the ufc is super impressive

    One of best ever
     
  9. Chromosome47 Brown Belt

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    One of the all time greats 100%, he's one of my favorites but he happened to beat my 2 favorite fighters in Shogun and Fedor. The bastard.
     
  10. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    He didn't merely defeat them. He Hendo'd them.
     
  11. Bald1 War Room Can

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    Dan is my favorite fighter of all time. His willingness to fight anyone in any weight class is something you don't see to often. Especially now that Saku and Minowa are retired.
     
  12. ForbiddenSun The VP Platinum Member

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    Feijao was the Strikeforce LHW champ so it's worth mentioning and when Dan beat him Feijao was a heavy favorite
     
  13. Black Blood Purple Belt

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    As far as level of competition goes, Dan Henderson has the greatest resume of any MMA fighter.
     
  14. ticho123 Black Belt

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    He's one of these highly-rated by proxy kind of guys. King Mo was highly rated after wrestling down Mousasi, and then Calvacante got highly rated for beating King Mo. However, it turns out King Mo wasn't really that good in the first place, but Calvacante still retained his status for beating him when he was hyped. I'ts kind off the same thing as back when Tim Sylvia was highly rated for beating Arlovski who was highly rated for beating Tim Sylvia who was hihgly rated for beating...
     
  15. Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    On paper, just looking at names, it's as good as there is.
     
  16. jx820 Silver Belt

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    Shogun

    Disclaimer: I don't like Shogun and think he's probably the most over rated fighter ever, but there's no denying the names on his resume.

    Lil Nog 2x
    Forrest Griffin
    Lyoto Machida
    Chuck Liddell
    Mark Coleman
    Kevin Randleman
    Alistair Overeem 2x
    Ricardo Arona
    Rampage Jackson
     
  17. sfblue Green Belt

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    He has one of the best resumes, but I think Jon Jones is right there as well.

    Jon Jones:

    Stephan Bonnar
    Brandon Vera
    Vladimar Matyshenko
    Bader
    Shogun
    Machida
    Evans
    Rampage
    Belfort
    Chael
    Gus
    Daniel Cormier
     
  18. Glove Black Belt

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    Henderson is a Hall of Famer for certain, another impressive list i will post below.

    Ant
     
  19. jx820 Silver Belt

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    Jake Shields

    Shields is probably underrated.

    Damien Maia
    Tyron Woodley
    Martin Kampmann
    Dan Henderson
    Jason Miller
    Robbie Lawler
    Paul Daley
    Carlos Condit
    Yushin Okami
     
  20. Jyodog Purple Belt

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    EDIT : my bad
     
  21. TheComebackKid Banned Banned

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    TS left off half of Henderson significant wins. Here is his full list of wins:

    Fedor E
    Big Nog
    Wanderlei Silva
    Shogun Rua 2x
    Vitor Belfort
    Rich Franklin
    Murilo Bustamante 2x
    Allan Goes
    Carlos Newton
    Gilbert Yvel
    Renato Sobral 2x
    Rafael Cavalcante
    Michael Bisping
    Rousimar Palharas
    Kazuhiro Nakamura
    Ninja Rua
    Yuki Kondo
    Renzo Gracie

    That makes 10 champions he beat along with 6 divisional GOATs.
     

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