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Toughest UFC Debuts

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  1. HendricksPunch Quick jab by Hendricks

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    Darrell Montague getting a title challenger in John Dodson in his debut is pretty insane. Paulo Thiago got a veteran in Koscheck. Junior Dos Santos got a high ranked contender. Also that guy who fought Uriah Hall on short notice. Any others?
     
  2. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    Art Jimmerson didn't even know what the fuck was going on.
     
  3. joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Lesnar got Mir, that's a rough debut. Then there's Wanderlei's debut against Belfort.
     
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  4. The real JG Banned Banned

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    Brock Lesnar?
     
  5. Kowboy Karl Black Belt

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    Kid Yamamoto Demetrius Johnson
     
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  6. beephin Black Belt

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    James Toney got Couture [​IMG]

    But in all seriousness, Dos Santos got Werdum. Tough debut.
     
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  8. hades1221 Orange Belt

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    Jay Hieron drew GSP, got punched out in about 100 seconds. They showed Hieron's poor girlfriend on the big screens in the arena balling her eyes out. Tough draw.
     
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    Brock Lesnar got Frank Fuqqing Mir in his second fight ever. That's a rough go. Atleast most the other guys had double digit fights in other orgs before they came in.
     
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    Mayhem vs GSP

    Struve v JDS
     
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    This was my pick
     
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    Latifi had a pretty rough debut

    3 days notice, cut 28 pounds and had to fight a veteran like Mousasi

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    Yeh that's a good one.
     
  15. Lil Smokie Green Belt

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    Look no further than Fedor's resume for a list of mismatches.
     
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    Brad Morris' debut vs Cain

    Rockhold debut vs TRTor Belfort.
     
  18. Mike Schwartz Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    Agreed...Mir Lesnar was insane...
     
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    Willie Gates fought John Moraga in his debut on short notice. To go from fighting no names to fighting one of the top 5 guys in your division must be crazy.
     
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    Joe Lauzon got a former champ in Jens Pulver and TKFO'd him to boot.
     

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