Where would Kevin Randleman stack up on modern HW div?

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  1. UFCBlackbelt Green Belt

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    Top 5? top 10? None?

    Assuming he passes usada and looks the same
     
  2. chitoortiz Gold Belt

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    Today's HW division?

    Top 15. Not that hard of a feat to accomplish though, the UFC's HW division is the worst it's been in a long time.
     
  3. Skeptic_Zero I immigrated from Siberia to Alaska.

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    Juiced Kevin Randleman would suplex every single one through the ground aside from DC. He had actually very real wrestling and KO power in his pinkies. Dude was just a force of nature.

    We'll never know what post USADA Randleman would fight like because I'm pretty sure he had an IV drip of testosterone hooked up 24/7.
     
  4. Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    In the top 10
     
  5. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    What's his biggest win? Cro Cop by fluke?
     
  6. Fesaine Brown Belt

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    Top 15 at best. Hes not going to beat any elite hw with his garbage striking anf sub defense
     
  7. tdluxon Red Belt

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    These days he’d probably juice down and fight at 185 or 205, which didn’t really exist in his day. He’s said in interviews that he never really considered himself a HW but that was what the promoters wanted
     
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    He would never pass a piss test. He'd be Wand all over again, a monster who all of a sudden couldn't get it done.
     
  9. joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    He’d be in the top 5 for most USADA tested fighters in UFC history, he’d probably make the top 10. It’s not like you need decent striking or submission defense to succeed at HW, could straight up wrassle his way to glory in today’s heavyweight division lol.
     
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    Champ. Assuming he dumps HammerHouse for GFC.
     
  11. Kintaro Banned Banned

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    With proper coaching he could be top5.
     
  12. Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    With all due respect (RIP) he would be top 15 at best. Striking was rather rudimentary, cardio was poor and the whole USADA thing.

    Back in the day Kevin was my man and I always enjoy watching his fights, even to this day.
     
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    Its his biggest win for sure but how disrespectful to act like that's all he accomplished.

    Shoulda won decision vs Bas for title, Maurice Smith, Pete Williams, Pedro Rizzo, Babalou Sobral, Ninja Rua...all these guys were legit at the time Kevin fought them.
     
  14. Hitdafloor34 TOLD EM'

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    How was it a fluke? He knocked him out cold,then some hammerfists...not a fluke, a legitimate knockout
     
  15. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    Pete Williams
    Pedro Rizzo
    Babalu
    Ninja
    Mo Smith
    And YES, he destroyed Bas Rutten

    Very good career, one of the elites of his time.
     
  16. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    He knocked him out cold, but those hammerfists were definitely a fluke.
     
  17. moreorless87 Straba

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    Not been much quality wrestling at HW in recent years, I suspect Randleman would exploit that the same way Blaydes is.
     
  18. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    Like he has the same skill set as he did at his peak? Probably not great, he wasn't a well rounded fighter. He was a product of the era. Maybe a different story if he grew up in the modern MMA environment.
     
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    Fluke? Seriously man GTFO.
     
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    I'd say outside top 10 but the division has been poor for some time so with a couple of wins he'd probably get a TS.
     
  21. octagon888 loser

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    when I think of randleman two things come to mind....Chuck phantom ko and staph...gnarly staph.
     

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