Most inspiring moment in MMA??

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p_unit23
3/18/08 8:36:08PM
Which MMA moment really got to you when you saw it? For example, for me, when i saw Boodocks 3rd man video, it got to me man. I'm sure all of you have seen this video but if you havent, heres the link.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x11tvz_3rd-man-boondock_extreme

My favorite part is Fedor beating up in Gary Goodridge...i get goosebumps when i see that part. Whats your favorite MMA moment? Add some good pictures too.



cowcatcher
3/18/08 8:54:06PM
tie: fedor getting suplexed by randleman and coming back to winCC winning the OWGP

honorable mentions:
griffin/bonnar 1
chuck/randy-all 3
randy beating tim for 5 rounds
barney/rizzo
iwannabesedated
3/18/08 9:11:36PM
The whole first TUF main event got me back into the sport...I remember being like 10 yrs old my dad had a hot box and got all the PPV channels for free including the spice porn channels..i somewhat remember watching the first couple UFC's and me and my friends were always like why is this little Gracie brazilian guy beating everyone..Then i just pretty much just forgot about it and years later TUF comes around and my buddies and i started watching it..and from there it was history.And after about 12yrs i then realized why that Little Gracie guy beat everyone..
cmill21
3/18/08 9:17:26PM
For me the moment that will always be there is seeing the always emotionless Cro Cop break down to tears when they put the OWGP belt around his waist. I will also never forget watching some guy from Russia do what no one thought he could do to the Brazilian.
wolfman
3/18/08 9:19:17PM

Posted by 40ouncetofreedom

The whole first TUF main event got me back into the sport...I remember being like 10 yrs old my dad had a hot box and got all the PPV channels for free including the spice porn channels..i somewhat remember watching the first couple UFC's and me and my friends were always like why is this little Gracie brazilian guy beating everyone..Then i just pretty much just forgot about it and years later TUF comes around and my buddies and i started watching it..and from there it was history.And after about 12yrs i then realized why that Little Gracie guy beat everyone..



This cracked me up man, reminds me of the good ol' days of sneaking to watch porn and UFC....Awesome stuff, I was about the same age when I first saw the early UFC's at about 9. My dad also had a hot box/black box with the spice porn channels.

EDIT: Inspiring moment for me is when Liddell beat Belfort and Cro Cop won the OWGP.
Svartorm
3/18/08 9:31:49PM
When Don Frye came out after 9/11 to fight Gilbert Yvel to the anthem with the flag. The look he gave Gilbert when he turned around from the corner was one of the most scathing looks I've ever seen on a human face. Too bad Gilbert didn't feel like fighting fair that day.
Twenty20Dollars
3/18/08 10:19:49PM
griffin/bonnar 1, tuf finale the most defying moment in UFC and MMA history in my book because it was the turning point for mma to launch off of. for me.
chickmagnet
3/18/08 10:28:44PM
When I saw Hughes vs. St. Pierre2 live, it really got me into MMA also when Liddell beat Tito for the second time.
CantAndleDaRiddum
3/18/08 10:39:27PM
what inspired me & showed me the true spirit of mma: Royce not tapping against Hughes
NatedawgThaM
3/18/08 11:12:02PM
When Hamil came out to "Born in the USA" with thousands of British fans booing him. Then he completely destroyed the British Bisping who everybody thought would beat him including myself.

Very inspirational.
Ultimate_fighter
3/18/08 11:59:43PM
Randy coming out of retirement and destroying Sylvia for the HW title, then demolishing Gonzaga in the fight after, DANA u bastad keep RANDY, just kiss Randy's ass!!!!
AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
3/19/08 12:03:29AM
DevonFoxy
3/19/08 12:12:00AM
Matt Hamill vs Rex Holman actually brings tears to my eyes.When he won the pure emotion he had and the emotion the crowd had was unbelievable. He is an incredibly inspirational dude. I thought his first win He got robbed and of course he knew it and was a very classy individual in defeat. He also gave credit to Bisping after the fight even though Bisping was talking an immense mound of poo. If you also go to his website you see he wishes Bonnar a speedy recovery and gives great credit to his up coming opponent. Most inspiring guy in mma indeed.

Randy beating Big Tim was great as well. To see a 44 year old man take it to Big Tim was amazing to see. When he hit that over hand shot in the first couple of seconds. I almost fainted The man is inspiration. Too bad he's going through all this to fight Fedor now.

Nightmare27
3/19/08 2:13:28AM
Bas Rutten's entrance in his comeback fight for the WFA. It was the first non local show that I was able to see. That shit gave me chills. I love me some El Guapo, not to mention seeing Rampage and Mayhem on the same card.
pv3Hpv3p
3/19/08 4:00:52PM
This wasn't in MMA but was the most inspirational thing I've ever seen in sports, or anywhere else that I can remember...

It was the summer olympics, don't remember what year... about a decade ago...

Anyways, they were running the race that's once around the track (400 meters?)... And building up to the race, the anouncers were talking about how hard this American fellow (don't remember his name) had worked to get here, blah blah blah...

Anyhow, the race starts and coming around the first turn this American tears his hamstring and drops... He gets up and tries to continue and the dude is obviously STRUGGLING...

All of the sudden the camera pans over to the stands and there's a guy wrestling away from a couple of security guards and running onto the track... The announcers say "My God, that's the injured runner's father"...

He puts his son under his arm and they limp the rest of the way around the track, finishing the race together... They may have come in dead last, but I can't imagine a finer way to lose a race

It was down right the most inspirational, heart-breaking, soul-warming thing I'd ever seen... chokes me up just thinking about it
Pookie
3/19/08 4:10:51PM
When Rampage ko'd chuck the second time.

He was basically counted out, people saying he wasnt the fighter he used to be... ninja (should have) beat him, lindland a mw gave him a tough fight, shogun destroyed him.... etc... and then the almighty liddell who was supposed to ravage him came out and was utterly destroyed by rampage. It was great. I never doubted him for a second and the match re-affirmed that my favorite fighter was better than ever.
Svartorm
3/19/08 5:08:23PM

Posted by pv3Hpv3p

This wasn't in MMA but was the most inspirational thing I've ever seen in sports, or anywhere else that I can remember...

It was the summer olympics, don't remember what year... about a decade ago...

Anyways, they were running the race that's once around the track (400 meters?)... And building up to the race, the anouncers were talking about how hard this American fellow (don't remember his name) had worked to get here, blah blah blah...

Anyhow, the race starts and coming around the first turn this American tears his hamstring and drops... He gets up and tries to continue and the dude is obviously STRUGGLING...

All of the sudden the camera pans over to the stands and there's a guy wrestling away from a couple of security guards and running onto the track... The announcers say "My God, that's the injured runner's father"...

He puts his son under his arm and they limp the rest of the way around the track, finishing the race together... They may have come in dead last, but I can't imagine a finer way to lose a race

It was down right the most inspirational, heart-breaking, soul-warming thing I'd ever seen... chokes me up just thinking about it





I watch the Olympics religiously when its on, just for stuff like this.
Ordep
3/19/08 10:50:40PM
I'm not a big Wandy fan but you must admire his class and his real commitment to the sport and his fans..

-every time Wandy entered the ring to protect (Coleman fight) or celebrate (MWGP) Shogun, it was like like his little kid.

- Couple of moments from the Chuck Wandy fight;
excitement: when Bruce was presenting Wand and he started doing the classic wrist movements, at that moment I jumped off the chair and never went down
Emotion: post-fight locker room video, "are you happy? did you like it boss? ... then I'm happy"

- All of Wandy's "All Access" type footage, especially the one from PRIDE, when they're in Brazil presenting his family and his neighborhood.
BTW: if you have the chance look for it and look at his sister

- every time he apologizes to the fans because of his bad English and says he's trying to learn it for them

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others:

Monson walking out to John Lennon's Imagine, might not be the best song to walk into a fight for some of you, but I though that was nice + I really like it.

and gotta say... CC's entranc theme to his Eddie Sanchez fight, I knoe a lot of people here felt the same way with this one
NatedawgThaM
3/19/08 11:37:38PM
Oh yeah, that reminded me of others..

-Beginning of Chuck-Wandy, was standing the whole time!!!
-Beginning of Rampage-Hendo, standing the whole time!!
-Cro Cop's comeback in Japan at DREAM 1, yeah you knew he would win, but it was awesome to see a sign of the old cro cop back!!!

Would mention the beginning of Cro Cop-Kongo, as standing for the 1st 1-1/2 rounds until Kongo started LNP against the cage

But there's going to be so much more!!! Like Rampage-Forrest, IT'S GONNA BE A F'N WAR!!
candynuts
3/19/08 11:50:08PM
Having the 43 year old Couture coming out of retirement, and during the fight in the beginning everyone was chanting "Randy, Randy, Randy"... and then knocks down Sylvia with a punch and everyone going wild! I mean, WILD!
Good stuff.
mcdean
3/20/08 12:47:24AM
Pride--

Shogun vs Coleman

Shogun breaks his arm-- inspiring because of how it happened, how he came back , inspiring...
jiujitsufreak74
3/20/08 12:51:47AM
For me it was Matt Serra upsetting GSP in one of the biggest surprises in MMA history. Matt proved that a Long Island boy (like myself) can beat the odds no matter what the situation against the best fighter in the world. that fight epitomized the the saying "any given Sunday" for me even though it was on a Saturday it was after that fight that i found new hope in accomplishing tasks, not only in MMA but for life in general. in that fight Serra showed us to never count yourself out and that anything is possible.
xchickox
3/20/08 8:09:09AM
Chuck vs Tito at UFC66....i'd seen bits of mma before this, and then i watched 66 at my friends and the electricity that this fight brought just blew me away and i've not looked back since
fedorwins1
3/20/08 8:42:35AM
Genki Sudo vs Royler Gracie
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SmileR
3/20/08 2:17:48PM
For me its got to be Arlovski - Rizzo! That was a back an forth war right up to the last punch in the last round.
Even though AA lost with a brutal left to the nose he became my number 1 fighter!

He was a 23 year old in the ring with a guy that everyone thought would dominate and get a early KO.
Arlovski showed he had heart, skill and one hell of a chin! That fight was one of the all time greatest fights ever! I just up loaded it to the video section specifically for this thread!

Heres the link
Mastodon2
3/20/08 2:45:26PM
The day that it was announced Pride FC was dead, when the Zuffa purchase was made public. MMA, one of my greatest passions, would never be as good as it had been, and I'd taken it for granted and always assumed that we'd always get the best quality product. Now it's gone, I just don't feel as passionate about the sport anymore. That I took it for granted, and now its gone and I feel myself feeling paled by the sport inspires me to do everything else in my life with twice as much vigour, and show it twice as much appreciation. It's far more inspiring than any in-ring performance.
keith-hackney1
3/20/08 2:51:01PM
Has to be couture fighting liddell the first time. I remember the build up showed couture just beaten by ricco, when the camera showed couture leaving the octagon, i remember mike goldberg saying " is this the last time we see randy couture?". Everyone thought randy was done, i instantly thought chuck was in trouble when i heard about the fight. Randy didnt even fight chuck hard, it was all natural for him to takedown and strike chuck in the way that he did. When randy's hand was raised and that belt was put round his waist, the greatest ufc champion of all time was bourne, and at the age of 40 years young !!!!

That deserves two bananas !!
RMFG_187
4/9/08 2:22:21AM
There are so many to chose from, but some of my favorite are:

Griffin Bonnar I - Put UFC and MMA on the Map
GSP Hughes II - Put Canada on the Map
Randy Tim - 100% domination for a "middle age worn out" HW against the Champ
Frank Cung - One of the best, and most entertaining fights ever
Fedor Randlemen - Showed that Fedor is a Machine, and has an iron chin and neck.
Chuck Wandy - When I Heard SandStrom, I was going INSANE!!! My neighbors complains on how loud we were yelling
RMFG_187
4/9/08 2:35:52AM

Posted by Svartorm

When Don Frye came out after 9/11 to fight Gilbert Yvel to the anthem with the flag. The look he gave Gilbert when he turned around from the corner was one of the most scathing looks I've ever seen on a human face. Too bad Gilbert didn't feel like fighting fair that day.



im a Canadian, and that was one of only times that i cried from watching something on TV. Very inspirational, and it showed how much one man can LOVE his country.
MFOTHER
4/9/08 11:37:36AM
i am not a hughes fan, (since he showed his true colors on TUF), but hughes/trigg II
when he got kicked in the balls, i think mounted, gave up his back, and then regained psition and ran across the ring with frank for the slam..........yeh that was pretty inspiring
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