Top 10 Strikers in mma history

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prophecy033
7/26/11 6:56:27PM
With the debate about lay-n-pray raging on, I wanna take time away from that for a moment. I wanna know who your top 10 strikers are in Mma history

Mine are...

10. Melvin Manhoef
9. Frank Edgar
8. Maurice Smith
7. Igor Vovchanchyn
6. Dan Henderson
5. Bas Rutten
4. Mirko Cro-Cop
3. Wanderlei Silva
2. Chuck Liddell
1. Anderson Silva
FastKnockout
7/26/11 7:04:25PM

Posted by prophecy033

With the debate about lay-n-pray raging on, I wanna take time away from that for a moment. I wanna know who your top 10 strikers are in Mma history

Mine are...

10. Melvin Manhoef
9. Frank Edgar
8. Maurice Smith
7. Igor Vovchanchyn
6. Dan Henderson
5. Bas Rutten
4. Mirko Cro-Cop
3. Wanderlei Silva
2. Chuck Liddell
1. Anderson Silva



Solid list, but I'd probably take Edgar out and add in Shogun somewhere.
prophecy033
7/26/11 7:11:29PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by prophecy033

With the debate about lay-n-pray raging on, I wanna take time away from that for a moment. I wanna know who your top 10 strikers are in Mma history

Mine are...

10. Melvin Manhoef
9. Frank Edgar
8. Maurice Smith
7. Igor Vovchanchyn
6. Dan Henderson
5. Bas Rutten
4. Mirko Cro-Cop
3. Wanderlei Silva
2. Chuck Liddell
1. Anderson Silva



Solid list, but I'd probably take Edgar out and add in Shogun somewhere.

I like Edgar's boxing, it kept bj guessing in not one but two fights
warglory
7/26/11 7:33:44PM
I like the topic!

10. Bas Rutten
9. Igor Vovchanchyn
8. Wanderlei Silva
7. Chuck Liddell
6. BJ Penn
5. Mirko CroCop
4. Lyoto Machida
3. Shogun Rua
2. Rampage Jackson
1. Anderson Silva
tn_rebel
7/26/11 7:36:03PM
I would have to put Vitor Belfort in there somewhere.
sbulldavid
7/26/11 7:38:36PM
Anderson Silva
Shogun Rua
Jose Aldo
Melvin Manhoef
Mirko Cro Cop
Vitor Belfort
Chuck Liddell
Cung Le
Wanderlei Silva
Bas Rutten

in no particular order
TOMMYAYO05
7/26/11 8:04:56PM
I dont know about history because theres so many,but top in the game for now.
1)Anderson SIlva
2)Jon Jones
3)Rampage
4)jJose Aldo
5)Melvin Guiallard
6)Nick Diaz
7)Cung Le
8)Paul Daley
9)Shogun Rua
10)Vitor Belfort
These are the dudes at the top of my head i would not want to stand with

Def can put Manhoef,Machida,Dos Antos,Penn, and it sounds dumb but Mitriones hands are looking dope
TeamDEY
7/26/11 8:35:48PM

Posted by TOMMYAYO05

I dont know about history because theres so many,but top in the game for now.
1)Anderson SIlva
2)Jon Jones
3)Rampage
4)jJose Aldo
5)Melvin Guiallard
6)Nick Diaz
7)Cung Le
8)Paul Daley
9)Shogun Rua
10)Vitor Belfort
These are the dudes at the top of my head i would not want to stand with

Def can put Manhoef,Machida,Dos Antos,Penn, and it sounds dumb but Mitriones hands are looking dope



This list is good but idk if I would have Rampage third. His boxing is solid but he has no kicks and he has looked a little hesitant lately. I wouldn't even put him top 5.
prophecy033
7/26/11 9:18:57PM

Posted by TOMMYAYO05

I dont know about history because theres so many,but top in the game for now.
1)Anderson SIlva
2)Jon Jones
3)Rampage
4)jJose Aldo
5)Melvin Guiallard
6)Nick Diaz
7)Cung Le
8)Paul Daley
9)Shogun Rua
10)Vitor Belfort
These are the dudes at the top of my head i would not want to stand with

Def can put Manhoef,Machida,Dos Antos,Penn, and it sounds dumb but Mitriones hands are looking dope

I know, there are a lot, some many in fact that I forgot to put my fav fighter in mine. The only one I would question is cung le. Great striker but his inactivity automatically takes him off my list. Plus he didnt have that many fights
Pookie
7/27/11 1:00:30AM
10. Chuck Liddell
9. Shogun Rua
8. Dos Santos
7. Vitor Belfort
6. Takanori Gomi
5. Bj Penn
4. Mark Hunt
3. Jose Aldo
2. Anderson Silva
1. Cro-cop


This is taking nothing into account but attributes related to striking
Budgellism
7/27/11 7:28:04AM

Posted by Pookie

10. Chuck Liddell
9. Shogun Rua
8. Dos Santos
7. Vitor Belfort
6. Takanori Gomi
5. Bj Penn
4. Mark Hunt
3. Jose Aldo
2. Anderson Silva
1. Cro-cop


This is taking nothing into account but attributes related to striking



As it should be. I would take out Gomi and put Manhoef or Nick Diaz in there but your list makes the most sense.

Jon Jones should not be anywhere near this list.
warglory
7/27/11 1:21:49PM

Posted by TeamDEY


Posted by TOMMYAYO05

I dont know about history because theres so many,but top in the game for now.
1)Anderson SIlva
2)Jon Jones
3)Rampage
4)jJose Aldo
5)Melvin Guiallard
6)Nick Diaz
7)Cung Le
8)Paul Daley
9)Shogun Rua
10)Vitor Belfort
These are the dudes at the top of my head i would not want to stand with

Def can put Manhoef,Machida,Dos Antos,Penn, and it sounds dumb but Mitriones hands are looking dope



This list is good but idk if I would have Rampage third. His boxing is solid but he has no kicks and he has looked a little hesitant lately. I wouldn't even put him top 5.



Rampage, when you look at his fights though, is one of the most successful strikers in the history of the game, even if he does just have a brawling style with a ton of strength. He dropped, Wandy, Chuck, went toe to toe with Lyoto, took out Igor in his prime, etc. He gets the job done without a lot of finess.
mrsmiley
7/27/11 2:31:28PM
10. Manhoef. Has some brutal Ko's but closer up in top tier competition he's not done as great but regardless the guys speed in his hayday was uncanny.

9. Crocop. The first guy to consistantly end fights with his high kicks of death.

8. Rampage. He'll rape you with his fist and even had a K1 fight to prove it if memory serves me right.

7. Vitor Belfort. When Vitor decides to throw his straight foward lighting fast left and rights most likely you're going down.

6. BJ. It's been said he would transistion well into pro boxing and I believe it.

5. Shogun. The first guy I can remember that was really pulling off insane spinning kicks,etc in MMA. Or at least the first to do it against top competition.

4. Chuck Liddell. His style and dominating record during his hayday helped to set the prototype for succesfull fighters to come.

3. Wanderlei. I was literally scared when I watched him fight Henderson for the first time. The Axe Murderer nick name suits him well.

2. Anderson Silva. What else can you say? His name says it all.

1. Bas Rutten. I once heard that during the formation of Pancrase it was believed it was almost impossible to knock out someone with an open fist. Especially when aiming those shots at the body. Bas blew the scepticks out of the water with only his first pro fight and became,I believe,the first truley well rounded fighter in the game which made his striking all the more deadly.

P.s Forgot about Igor. he definently needs to be on my list.
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