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Most famous combat athletes among Americans.

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  1. codfather Green Belt

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    In terms of American adults who have heard of them.
    They have to have made their name from fighting, so no Tony Danza, Jake Paul etc:
    1. Ali (1942)
    2. Tyson (1966)
    3. Robinson (1921)
    4. Foreman (1949)
    5. Mayweather (1977)
    6. Leonard (1956)
    7. De La Hoya (1973)
    8. Holyfield (1962)
    9. Frazier (1944)
    10. Marciano (1923)
    11. Rousey (1987) (MMA)
    12. Dempsey (1895)
    13. McGregor (1988) (MMA)
    14. Louis (1914)
    15. Holmes (1949)
    16. Pacquiao (1978)
    17. Liston (1932)
    18. Chavez (1962)
    19. Hagler (1954)
    20. LaMotta (1922)
     
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  2. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    I noticed you said "in America", not "from America".

    Anyway, it's probably Conor.
     
  3. csmoove899 Yellow Belt

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    I’d put Jake Paul just above Mayweather
     
  4. Noraaq Brown Belt

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    Conor is way too low on your list
     
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  5. Venom Lurker since '09

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    Did you control for mass media and stuff? Kinda hard to measure this.
     
  6. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    Ken Shamrock is up there, was a global star during WWE attitude era biggest time for pro wrestling in 20 years and helped put MMA and the UFC on the map in North America and globally.
    Also saved the UFC from going under by coming back to fight Tito at UFC 40 and paved the way for the Lesnar crossover later.

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  7. codfather Green Belt

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    I don't think McGregor is that famous among Americans aged 60+.
    McGregor, Pacquiao and Chavez would probably be ranked higher if this was an international list, but it's not.
     
  8. Slatersan Black Belt

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    I dont fuck with lists that exclude Tony Danza. Fuck this thread.
     
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  9. abject Blue Belt

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    Canrod easily. His notoriety is propelling him to new levels. I would have him at number 3-4
     
  10. dnmb Orange Belt

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    I would have had Tyson first, Ali second. Might have something to do with when I was born
     
  11. Boss HM-2 Banned Banned

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    Only thing that can hit as hard as Tony was the band named after him

     
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    What a fucking whacky order on this list lol

    Dunno of you're from America or not but literally nobody outside of die hard boxing fans has ever heard of Sugar Ray Robinson
     
  13. Dude Incredible Ngannoustradamus

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  14. TankAbbott4Eva Gold Belt

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    Where's this legendary fighter

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    You would be wrong
     
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    1.Charlie Z
    2. Hulk Hogan
    3. Naruto
     
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  17. BlessYourHeart Yellow Belt

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    From America or IN America?
     
  18. Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    This was my impression too. TS seems to use a narrow scope of view on a very broad audience of adult Muricans.
     
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    Also Sensei Steven Seagal should obviously be top 10.
     
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  20. Genki Sudo White Belt

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    Conor needs to invite the seniors to his bar... I heard he can be very hospitable.
     

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