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An MMA Hall of Fame Presentation Part 4 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 AND PART 3

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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14) Kazushi Sakuraba--Age: 42--Height: 5'11"--Weight Classes--170lbs, 185lbs, 205lbs-265lbs--Status: Semi-Retired
Record:
26-16-1 (2 No Contests) (4 KO/TKO, 19 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, DREAM, K-1 (Dynamite) (HERO'S)
Biggest Wins: Royce Gracie, Quentin Jackson, Ken Shamrock, Renzo Gracie, Ryan Gracie, Ikushisa Minowa, Kevin Randleman, Guy Mezger, Royler Gracie, Vitor Belfort, Carlos Newton
Titles Held: UFC Ultimate Japan Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Semi-Finalist, 2000 WON Fight of the Year (vs. Royce Gracie), 2000 WON Fighter of the Year, 2008 DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist, 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist, 2006 K-1 HERO'S Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist

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13) Gary Goodridge--Age: 46--Height: 6'3"--Weight Classes--265lbs, 265+--Status: Retired
Record:
23-22-1 (13 KO/TKO, 9 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, Affliction, K-1 HERO'S, IVC
Biggest Wins: Oleg Taktorov, Valentijn Overeem, Don Frye
Titles Held: IVC 1 Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC 10 Tournament Semi-Finalist, UFC 8 Tournament Runner Up, 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist

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12) Guy Mezger--Age: 44--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 205lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
30-14-2 (11 KO/TKO, 6 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, UFC, Pancrase
Biggest Wins: Yuki Kondo(2x), Semmy Schilt, Tito Ortiz, Egan Inoue
Titles Held: UFC 13 Lightweight Tournament Champion, King of Pancrase Openweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Participant

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11) Mark Kerr--Age: 43--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 265lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
15-11 (1 No Contest) ( 4 KO/TKO, 7 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, Cage Rage, M-1 Global
Biggest Wins: Enson Inoue, Nobuhiko Takada
Titles Held: UFC 14 Heavyweight Tournament Champion, UFC 15 Heavyweight Tournament Champion, WVC 3 Heavyweight Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist

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10) Maurice Smith--Age: 50--Height: 6'2"--Weight Classes: 265lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
12-13 (6 KO/TKO, 3 SUBS)
Major Promotions: Pancrase, UFC, RINGS, StrikeForce, Sengoku
Biggest Wins: Marco Ruas, Tank Abbott, Mark Coleman, Rick Roufus
Titles Held: UFC Heavyweight Champion, EF Heavyweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: King of Pancrase Tournament Quarter-Finalist, 1997 WON Fight of Year (vs. Mark Coleman)

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9) Pat Miletich--Age: 43--Height: 5'10"--Weight Classes: 170lbs, 185lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
29-7-2 (5 KO/TKO, 18 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, Extreme Challenge, International Fight League, RINGS
Biggest Wins: Jorge Patino, John Alessio, Shonie Carter, Kenichi Yamamoto, Mikey Burnett
Titles Held: UFC Welterweight Champion, UFC 16 Lightweight Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 4 Title Defenses

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8) Kevin Randleman--Age: 40--Height: 5'10"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 205lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
17-16 (5 KO/TKO, 4 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, StrikeForce, Sengoku, UVFT
Biggest Wins: Maurice Smith, Pedro Rizzo, Renato Sobral, Murilo Rua, Mirko Filipovic
Titles Held: UFC Heavyweight Champion, UVTF 4 Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: UVTF 6 Tournament Runner Up

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7) Evan Tanner--Age:Deceased (37)--Height: 6'0"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 205lbs, 185lbs-Status: Deceased
Record:
32-8 (8 KO/TKO, 21 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, Pancrase, USWF
Biggest Wins: Ikuhisa Minowa, Phil Baroni (2x), Robbie Lawler, David Turrell
Titles Held: UFC Middleweight Champion, 1998 Pancrase Neo-Blood Tournament Champion, USWF Heavyweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC Light Heavyweight title challenger, 7 USWF Heavyweight Title Defenses

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6) Jens Pulver--Age: 37--Height: 5'7"--Weight Classes: 155lbs, 145lbs, 135lbs--Status: Active
Record:
25-16-1 (14 KO/TKO, 4 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, Shooto, WEC
Biggest Wins: Joe Stevenson, Caol Uno, Dennis Hallman, BJ Penn, Cole Escovedo
Titles Held: UFC Lightweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: WEC Fight of the Night award, 2005 PRIDE Lightweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist

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5) Ikuhisa Minowa--Age: 36--Height: 5'9"--Weight Classes: 185lbs, 205lbs, 265lbs, 265+--Status: Active
Record:
52-33-8 (7 KO/TKO, 36 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, DREAM, PRIDE, DEEP, ProElite, Pancrase
Biggest Wins: Gilbert Yvel, Kimo Leopoldo, Phil Baroni, Giant Silva, Don Frye, Bob Sapp, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Choi Hong Man
Titles Held: 2009 DREAM "Super-hulk" (Openweight) Tournament Champion, 1999 Pancrase Neo-Blood Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2000 King of Pancrase Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion Runner Up, 2005 PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Semi-Finalist, 28 Openweight Bouts

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4) Murilo Bustamante--Age: 45--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 185lbs--Status: Semi-Active
Record:
14-8-1 (6 KO/TKO, 5 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE
Biggest Wins: Dave Menne, Matt Lindland, Ikuhisa Minowa
Titles Held: UFC Middleweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2003 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist, 2005 PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Runner Up

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3) Chris Lytle--Age: 37--Height: 5'11"--Weight Classes: 170lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
31-18-5 (3 KO/TKO, 22 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, WEC, Pancrase, Cage Rage
Biggest Wins: Aaron Riley, Matt Brown(2x), Matt Serra, Dan Hardy
Titles Held: Cage Rage Welterweight Champion
Other Accomplishments; TUF 4 Runner Up, 6x UFC Fight of the Night awards, UFC Knockout of the Night award, 3x UFC Submission of the Night awards.

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2) Renato Sobral--Age: 36--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 265lbs--Status: Active
Record:
36-10 (5 KO/TKO, 18 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, StrikeForce, Affliction, Ring of Fire, RINGS, IFC
Biggest Wins: Travis Fulton, Maurice Smith, Trevor Prangley, Mauricio Rua, Jeremy Horn, Chael Sonnen, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Robbie Lawler
Titles Held: Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, IFC Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 1999 RINGS King of Kings Tournament Runner Up.

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1) Frank Trigg--Age: 39--Height: 5'8"--Weight Classes: 185lbs, 170lbs--Status: Active
Record:
21-9 (10 KO/TKO, 6 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, StrikeForce, BAMMA, PRIDE, WFA, USWF, Shooto, Rumble on the Rock, Icon Sport
Biggest Wins: Jason Miller, Dennis Hallman(2x), Edwin Dewees, Ronald Jhun
Titles Held: WFA Welterweight Champion, Icon Sports Middleweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: Rumble on the Rock Welterweight Tournament Semi-Finalist

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