The disappearance of fighters like Sakuraba, BJ Penn, Wanderlei, etc

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  1. CleverNameEh

    CleverNameEh All out of bubblegum

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    Sounds like sour grapes.

    You people are ridiculous. There is literally nothing that the ufc could do to please all of you.
     
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  2. HHJ

    HHJ Jeg reiser til mørkets dyp der alt er dødt.

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    Mma fans dont know what they want. You give it to them they want how it was like before
     
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  3. PokerMage

    PokerMage Black Belt

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    FFS Wanderlei doesnt deserve to be even in the same breath as BJ and Saku.

    They were warriors who would fight anyone clean.

    Easy to be a badass all roided out.
     
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  4. A.S. Deep

    A.S. Deep Brown Belt

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    Whittaker too. Whittaker wanted to fight Romero lol.
     
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  5. SeattleFightFan

    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    it's easy to over-romanticize the past. that's what hipster-ism is all about.

    but it turns out fighters today don't want to be 45, broke, and half brain dead. i have little doubt that if fighters of 20 years ago had the choice, they would have taken more money and less beatdowns too.

    so, enjoy the fights of yesteryear. they will never be repeated, simply because the sport will never be that new and fresh again.
     
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  6. 84percentcool

    84percentcool The Duke

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    Agree with everything you said. Great point and the fighters mentioned are perfect examples.
     
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  7. HHJ

    HHJ Jeg reiser til mørkets dyp der alt er dødt.

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    Not really. Wanderlei fought mark hunt on 4 days notice. If you think thats easy well....
     
  8. funksoulbrother

    funksoulbrother I'm the guy that drinks the beer

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    Oh lol I didn’t know he was ducking
     
  9. acannxr

    acannxr Brown Belt

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    There were a handful of fighters with those types of mentalities back in the early days just like there's only a handful of fighters with those same mentalities today, but because there's more fights and thus more fighters, it appears like those types of fighters disappeared.

    Donald Cerrone has that type of attitude, to name one.
     
  10. boingyman

    boingyman If can, can. If no can, no can.

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    Fighters were much more savage back then. Different mindset and more warrior spirit.
     
  11. dsdoubled

    dsdoubled Brown Belt

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    Prettiest single in MMA history by Sakuraba right there. A thing of beauty.
     
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    dsdoubled Brown Belt

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    Prettiest single leg in MMA history by Sakuraba right there. A thing of beauty.
     
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    evolution of sport + social media. we can't have barbarian fights forever.
     
  14. dsdoubled

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    Prettiest single leg in MMA history by Sakuraba right there. A thing of beauty.
     
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    jaredmc16 Blue Belt

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    Too bad most mma fighters don't make that much money today either.

    And I'm sure pretty those guys got rich by taking fights that people wanted to see
     
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    Prettiest single leg in MMA history by Sakuraba right there. A thing of beauty.
     
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  17. SeattleFightFan

    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    can you please remind me who got rich in mma from 1998 to 2005?

    a small handful Pride HW's got paid pretty darn well. especially Cro Cop. anyone else?
     
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  18. dsdoubled

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    Prettiest single leg in MMA history by Sakuraba right there. A thing of beauty.
     
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  19. ScoopSubMMA

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    Dude we get it...it was pretty
     
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  20. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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