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The UFC champ who retired on his terms

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by richomma, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. richomma

    richomma White Belt

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    It has never happened....

    This new Brand must engulf it's past in order to pave its future. Any outgoing champion must walk the plank. Did GSP survive?
     
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    There are people suggesting that GSP retired because of all the doping tests ... Is that really on his terms? Also, imo he didn't deserve the nod against Hendricks, so he was lucky to still be the champ.
     
  3. FloridaCracker

    FloridaCracker Dirty, Stinky, Greasy

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    Okajima Red Belt

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    GSP certainly left on his terms.
     
  5. FloridaCracker

    FloridaCracker Dirty, Stinky, Greasy

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    Anderson should've retired after the Sonnen rematch.
     
  6. eiyuu

    eiyuu Silver Belt

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    GSP
    Frank Shamrock
     
  7. HHJ

    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    You wont find many. One,because the UFC's contracts tend to prevent anyone from retiring on top,and 2) Fighters generally dont quit while their ahead. If your like GSP,another fight is another million dollars waiting.
     
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    Rvd Slmr Silver Belt

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    You can't reach the top level without being very competitive, and that's precisely what makes it hard for the champs to retire at the best time. Money is also a big factor.
     
  9. HHJ

    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    He retired on his terms. He had made enough money,got a last W in the books,defeated all challengers,avenged all losses,i mean,in this game his retirement was as good as you could get it,he kinda lennox lewis'd his way out and thats the shit as far as im concerned.
     
  10. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    In terms of leaving the UFC, sure.

    But as for his actual retirement? He was getting his ass kicked at the end.

    Bas Rutten left the UFC and his career on his own terms.
     
  11. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Lennox is a very good parallel. GSP and the Hendricks fight were very much like Lennox and Klitschko.

    And Serra was his McCall.
     
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    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Bas retired because of injuries,but it was before anyone actually took advantage of that...

    you say GSP was getting his ass kicked,well what about bas rutten's last match?

    Getting your ass kicked and still winning sounds suspiciously like being a fighter,and having a hard fight. I suppose they should all be easy when your the champ eh?
     
  13. HHJ

    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    indeed,people will argue forever that klitschko should have won and was better,but in the end lennox got his hand raised and got out while the getting was good.
     
  14. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    I meant Frank was getting his ass kicked, not GSP. He lost three of his last four. He retired because he was old and didn't really have it anymore.

    As for Bas' last match. Wasn't that the Warpath fight?
     
  15. HHJ

    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    well i meant bas' first retirement. The warpath fight was sort of a one and done kinda deal.
     
  16. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Sure, the Randleman match could be viewed like the Hendricks or Klitschko fight.
     
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    RRR will in a couple more fights
     
  18. phil the void

    phil the void Don't make me get my belt

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    Bas would have continued fighting but his injuries were too much to deal with.
     
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    Right before Cyborg makes 135
     
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    BJ Penn,, won the belt from Hughes and walked.
     

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