Who has the most heart? - Your top 5

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  1. unclemilty

    unclemilty Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    The #1 attribute I enjoy in a fighter is "bushido", or warrior spirit. To me this means valuing violence and spirit over and above winning. I am thinking of the type of fighter who doesn't lose spirit when takin an ass whooping (think, the opposite of say Crocop, Lesnar).

    This isn't about beating your opponent; its about not losing to yourself.

    My top 5 examples, in no particular order, are:

    1) Sakuraba - the epitome of this was his war with Arona (wars with Wand too). He had an excellent quote about his desire to fight rather than stall which brings me to tears.

    2) Nogeuria - the beatings he took from Sapp, Crocop, Fedor x 3 ... he had little regard for his health

    3) Minowa - I will never forget the ass whooping Rampage put on him - and he got right back up, went cup to cup with Quentin and challenged him to fight at next years event

    4) Hunto - When the man says dying in the ring would be an honor, I believe him

    5) Lawlor - his wars with MacDonald and Condit serve as a template for digging deep under pressure. His fight with Manhoeff back in the day, same. The staredowns with MacDonald and the following of Hendricks after their second war, epic. As a Toronto native, I can only compare his pressure performance with Jose Bautista's bat flipping ways in the Oct'15 playoffs.

    Honorable mention goes to
    Diego...
    JDS
    Paige
    Moldonado
    Matt Brown
    Edgar

    .

    I started this thread because I am sure there are even better examples and I would love to hear about them.

    Who are your top 5 and why?

    (edited for honorable mentions... some fucking gems there!)
     
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  2. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    #1 - Frankie Edgar
     
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    Came here to type this also.
     
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    And it isn't even close.

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  5. unclemilty

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    Any particular fights which highlight Edgar's bushido?
     
  6. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    1. Frankie
    2. Lawlor
    3. Paige
    373. Sage Northcutt
     
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  7. chitoortiz

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    It's a no brainer for me.

    And I'm not even a Frankie fan. Broke my heart 3 times against BJ.

    But I call them like I see them.
     
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    Maynard 2 & 3 should cover it.
     
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    Sakuraba
    Frankie
    Nog
    Faber
    Robbie
     
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    Robbie Lawler.
    honorable mention for PVZ.
     
  11. chinarice

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  12. unclemilty

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    Are the Paige comments serious or not?
     
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    Are you new???
     
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  14. Meathead Jock

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    Worthy of top 5 ranking, probably not serious, but a lot of heart was displayed in the Rose fight..... atrocious fighting skills but heart none the less.
     
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    He got ko'd like 3 times in the first round against Maynard in their 2nd fight and came back to get a draw. Unless you put Frankie out, I truly believe he will retire having never been finished.
     
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    Not my top 5 but jds worth a mention
     
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    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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  19. Meathead Jock

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    For sure; I wish his corner men would have threw in the towel on those Cain fights.
     
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    Current fighters

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