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An MMA Hall of Fame Presentation Part 3 of 4

I've been thinking about doing something like this for a little while now. I don't know if anyone has ever done this in the past, (I've yet to see it)


So looking back at records, old fights and so on I've started compiling a hypothetical "Hall of Fame" for some of the sports fighters. Many aren't that well known, and I'm sure some of you will raise a questioning brow at my picks. My criteria is simple:

THESE ARE NOW CONSIDERED NOMINATIONS, IF SOMEONE CAN SHOW GOOD CAUSE WHY A FIGHTER SHOULDN'T BE INCLUDED THEY WILL NOT BE ON THE FINAL LIST. FEEL FREE TO STATE REASONS WHY A FIGHTER SHOULD NOT BE INDUCTED INTO A HYPOTHETICAL HALL OF FAME.

LINKS TO PART 1 AND PART 2

Be 35 years of age of older
Have an impact on the sport ( titles held, tournaments won, other contributing factors: exciting fights), Minimum of 10 professional fights.
Biggest wins, Accomplishments, titles held, Promotions, Weight classes, status:

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29) Royce Gracie--Age: 45--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 170lbs, Openweight--Status: Retired
Record:
14-2-3 (12 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, K-1
Biggest Wins: Kazushi Sakuraba, Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock, Akebono Taro
Titles Held: UFC 1 Tournament Champion, UFC 2 Tournament Champion, UFC 4 Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC 3 Semi-Finalist, PRIDE 2000 Openweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist, 2000 WON Fight of the Year (vs. Kazushi Sakuraba)

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28) Ken Shamrock--Age: 48--Height: 6'0"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 205lbs--Status-Semi-Retired
Record:
28-14-2 (2 KO/TKO, 23 SUBS)
Major Promotions: Pancrase, UFC, PRIDE
Biggest Wins: Kimo Leopoldo(2x), Dan Severn, Bas Rutten(2x), Masakatsu Funaki(2x)
Titles Held: UFC Superfight Champion, King of Pancrase Champion
Other Accomplishments: Black Belt Magazine 2000 Full Contact Fighter of the Year, UFC 1 Tournament Semi-Finalist, UFC 3 Tournament Runner Up, PRIDE 2000 Grand Prix "Superfight" Winner

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27) Carlos Newton--Age: 35--Height: 5'9"--Weight Classes: 170lbs, 185lbs--Status: Semi-Active
Record:
16-14 (2 KO/TKO, 10 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, IFL, Shooto
Biggest Wins: Pat Miletich, Renzo Gracie, Daijiro Matsui
Titles Held: UFC Middleweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament Runner UP


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26) Jeremy Horn--Age: 36--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 185lbs, 205lbs--Status: Active
Record: 81-21-5 (17 KO/TKO, 60 SUBS)
Major Promotions:
UFC, KOTC WEC, PRIDE
Biggest Wins: Chuck Liddell, Akira Shoji, Forrest Griffin, Chael Sonnen(3x), Court McGee
Titles Held: IFC Middleweight Champion, KOTC Light Heavyweight Champion, 2000 RINGS Middleweight Tournament Champion, Elite 1 Middleweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: IFC Light Heavyweight Tournament Runner Up, 2x UFC Light Heavyweight Title Challenger

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25) Wanderlei Silva--Age: 35--Height: 5'11"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 185lbs, 265lbs--Status: Active
Record:
34-11-1 (1 No Contest) (24 KO/TKO, 3 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE
Biggest Wins: Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Ricardo Arona, Quentin Jackson(2x), Kazushi Sakuraba(3x), Dan Henderson, Guy Mezger, Yuki Kondo, Ikuhisa Minowa, Keith Jardine
Titles Held: PRIDE Middleweight(203lbs) Champion, IVC Light Heavyweight Champion, 2003 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Champion
Other Accomplishments: 3x UFC Fight of the Night award, UFC Fight of the Night award, 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Semi-Finalist, 2006 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Semi-Finalist, 2004 Sherdog Fighter of the Year, 2001 WON Shootfighter of the Year, 2003 Shootmatch of the Year (vs. Hidehiko Yoshida), 2004 Shootfighter of the Year, 2004 Shootmatch of the Year (vs. Quentin Jackson), 2007 World MMA Awards Fight of the Year (vs. Chuck Liddell), 2008 World MMA Awards Knockout of the Year, 2008 Inside Fights Fight of the Year (vs. Chuck Liddell)

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24) Bas Rutten--Age: 47--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 205lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
28-4-1 (12 KO/TKO, 13 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, Pancrase, WFA
Biggest Wins: Frank Shamrock(2x), Guy Mezger, Masakatsu Funaki, Kevin Randlemen
Titles Held: UFC Heavyweight Champion, King of Pancrase Openweight Champion(3x)
Other Accomplishments: King of Pancrase Tournament Participant.


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23) Dan Severn--Age: 53--Height: 6'2"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 265+ --Status: Semi-Retired
Record:
100-18-7 (17 KO/TKO, 60 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, WEC, KOTC
Biggest Wins: Forrest Griffin, Travis Fulton(3x), Ken Shamrock, Oleg Taktarov(2x), Tank Abbot,
Titles Held: UFC Superfight Champion, UFC 5 Tournament Champion, 1995 Ultimate Ultimate Tournament Champion, Elite-1 MMA Heavyweight Champion, CFA Super Heavyweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC 4 Tournament Runner Up

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22) Randy Couture--Age: 48--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 205lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
19-11 (7 KO/TKO, 4 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, RINGS
Biggest Wins: Chuck Liddell, Mark Coleman, Tim Sylvia, Tito Ortiz, Vitor Belfort(2x), Jeremy Horn, Pedro Rizzo(2x)
Titles Held: UFC Heavyweight Champion(3x), UFC Light Heavyweight Champion(2x), UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Champion, UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2x UFC Fight of the Night award, 2009 Inside Fights Fight of the Year (vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira), 2007 ESPY Best Fighter Nomination, WON Most Valuable Fighter of the Decade, 2003 WON Most Outstanding Fighter, 2001 WON Fight of the Year (vs. Pedro Rizzo) 2007 WON Fight of the Year (vs. Tim Sylvia), RINGS King of Kings Tournament Semi-Finalist, 1997 Black Belt Magazine Fighter of the Year

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21) Mark Coleman--Age: 47--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 205lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
16-10 (4 KO/TKO, 8 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE
Biggest Wins: Don Frye(2x), Mauricio Rua, Igor Vovchanchyn, Allan Goes, Dan Severn, Gary Goodridge
Titles Held: UFC Heavyweight Champion, UFC 10 Tournament Champion, UFC 11 Tournament Champion, PRIDE 2000 Openweight Grand Prix Champion
Other Accomplishments: 1997 WON Fight of the Year (vs. Maurice Smith)

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20) Matt Hughes--Age: 38--Height: 5'9"--Weight Classes: 170lbs-- Status: Active
Record:
45-9 (15 KO/TKO, 20 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, RINGS
Biggest Wins: BJ Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Royce Gracie, Frank Trigg(2x), Renzo Gracie, Sean Sherk, Carlos Newton (2x), Matt Serra, Chris Lytle
Titles Held: UFC Welterweight Champion(2x)
Other Accomplishments: 2006 Black Belt Magazine NBH Fighter of the Year, UFC Submission of the Night award, UFC Fight of the Night Award,

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19) Tito Ortiz--Age: 37--Height: 6'2"--Weight Classes: 205lbs--Status: Active
Record:
16-10-1 (8 KO/TKO, 3 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC
Biggest Wins: Ken Shamrock (3x), Guy Mezger, Ryan Bader, Wanderlei Silva, Forrest Griffin, Vitor Belfort, Yuki Kondo, Evan Tanner
Titles Held: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC 13 Light Heavyweight Tournament Runner Up, 2006 Fighting Spirit Fight of the Year (vs. Forrest Griffin) 2011 Sherdog Upset of the Year (vs. Ryan Bader), UFC Knockout of the Night award, UFC Submission of the Night award, UFC Fight of the Night award

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18) Chuck Liddell--Age: 42--Height: 6'2"--Weight Classes: 205lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
21-8 (13 KO/TKO, 1 SUB)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE
Biggest Wins: Randy Couture(2x), Tito Ortiz (2x), Vitor Belfort, Murilo Bustamante, Kevin Randlemen, Alistair Overeem, Jeremy Horn, Renato Sobral, Wanderlei Silva
Titles Held: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2003 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Semi-Finalist, UFC Fight of the Night award, 2006 Sherdog Fighter of the Year, 2007 World MMA Awards Fight of the Year (vs. Wanderlei Silva)

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17) Marco Ruas--Age: 51--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 265lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
9-4 (1 KO/TKO, 8 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, WVC, IFL
Biggest Wins: Keith Hackney, Gary Goodridge, Patrick Smith
Titles Held: UFC 7 Tournament Champion, WVC Superfight Champion
Other Accomplishments: Ultimate Ultimate 1995 Tournament Semi-Finalist

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16) Frank Shamrock--Age: 39--Height: 5'10"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 185lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
23-10-2 (2 KO/TKO, 14 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, StrikeForce, WEC, EliteXC, Pancrase, RINGS
Biggest Wins: Bas Rutten, Masakatsu Funaki, Jeremy Horn, Tito Ortiz, Caesar Gracie, Phil Baroni
Titles Held: UFC Middleweight(205lbs) Champion, Interim King of Pancrase Champion, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion, StrikeForce Middleweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: 1998 Black Belt Magazine Full Contact Fighter of the Year, 1999 WON Fight of the Year (vs. Tito Ortiz)

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15) Don Frye--Age: 46--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 265lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
20-9-1 (1 No Contest) (7 KO/TKO, 11 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, UFC, K-1 (HERO'S), DEEP, Shark Fights
Biggest Wins: Gary Goodridge(2x), Tank Abbot, Gilbert Yvel, Ken Shamrock
Titles Held: UFC 8 Tournament Champion, Ultimate Ultimate 1996 Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC 10 Tournament Runner Up, 2002 WON Fight of the Year (vs. Yoshihiro Takayama)

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