MMA pioneer Dan Severn wants late peer Jeff Blatnick in UFC Hall of Fame

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prophecy033
11/9/12 2:50:55PM
UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn will remember friend and 1984 Greco-Roman wrestling American gold medalist Jeff Blatnick for his ability to stretch the imagination.

They'd known each other since the late 1970s because Blatnick's Greco-Roman style had few practice spaces, so he sought out freestyle wrestling haunts that Severn frequented.

They last saw each other Sept. 15, a few months before Blatnick's untimely death.

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thevoodooninja
11/9/12 2:52:06PM
i agree, he should be in
prophecy033
11/9/12 3:04:52PM
I have to agree with Dan here, Blatnick was a pioneer in MMA commentary. Although I wasn't real keen on him at first, I grew to like him because his knowledge. Although he was a wrestler, he saw Wrestling, BJJ and Standup as equals. WAR BLATNICK FOR UFC HOF
bojangalz
11/9/12 4:50:02PM
Seriously, who gives a flying fuck about the "UFC Hall of Fame"?! A few decades from now there'll be an MMA HOF and I'm sure Blatnick will be justly recognized when the time comes.

UFC's "HOF" is a promotional tool. Nothing more, nothing less. The only reason why they have a HOF is so they could market returning fighters like Tank back in the day or squeeze the last drops of milk from the tit of careers like Ken and Tito. It's a fictitious/nonexistant "hall" with no plaques. Simply a space in the imagination of MMA fans where the spirits of sullied careers, friends of Zuffa, and sentimental beings (like Mask) exist.

Enough already.
cowcatcher
11/9/12 5:02:31PM

Posted by bojangalz

Seriously, who gives a flying fuck about the "UFC Hall of Fame"?! A few decades from now there'll be an MMA HOF and I'm sure Blatnick will be justly recognized when the time comes.

UFC's "HOF" is a promotional tool. Nothing more, nothing less. The only reason why they have a HOF is so they could market returning fighters like Tank back in the day or squeeze the last drops of milk from the tit of careers like Ken and Tito. It's a fictitious/nonexistant "hall" with no plaques. Simply a space in the imagination of MMA fans where the spirits of sullied careers, friends of Zuffa, and sentimental beings (like Mask) exist.

Enough already.



I get what you're saying, but the sentimental side of me says that even if it's not a real building at this point, others are already there and he deserves to be too.
prophecy033
11/9/12 5:37:14PM

Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by bojangalz

Seriously, who gives a flying fuck about the "UFC Hall of Fame"?! A few decades from now there'll be an MMA HOF and I'm sure Blatnick will be justly recognized when the time comes.

UFC's "HOF" is a promotional tool. Nothing more, nothing less. The only reason why they have a HOF is so they could market returning fighters like Tank back in the day or squeeze the last drops of milk from the tit of careers like Ken and Tito. It's a fictitious/nonexistant "hall" with no plaques. Simply a space in the imagination of MMA fans where the spirits of sullied careers, friends of Zuffa, and sentimental beings (like Mask) exist.

Enough already.



I get what you're saying, but the sentimental side of me says that even if it's not a real building at this point, others are already there and he deserves to be too.

sparky
11/9/12 5:59:05PM

Posted by prophecy033

I have to agree with Dan here, Blatnick was a pioneer in MMA commentary. Although I wasn't real keen on him at first, I grew to like him because his knowledge. Although he was a wrestler, he saw Wrestling, BJJ and Standup as equals. WAR BLATNICK FOR UFC HOF



^ what he said
isk
11/9/12 7:22:05PM
Get him in, no doubt.