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Dana White: Tank Abbott UFC Hall of Fame future inductee

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“I think the whole thing was a farce [the EliteXC promotion]. I love Tank. I have nothing but respect for him; he’s always been good to me. But I don’t want to see that again…. Tank Abbott absolutely will be in our Hall of Fame.”


UFC President Dana White comments on the recent spectacle that was Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott at the EliteXC: “Street Certified” show on February 16 from the BankUnited Center in Miami, Fla. He also reveals that he has a seat waiting for Abbott once he decides to hang up the gloves. That would mean Abbott would be enshrined alongside Octagon pioneers such as Royce Gracie, Randy Couture, Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock and soon-to-be inductee, Mark Coleman.



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Post #1   2/20/08 5:19:23PM   

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not sure about how i feel about that

Post #2   2/20/08 5:27:15PM   

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ive said tank needs to be in th HOF for a long time, im happy to hear that, he may not have been the best fighter but he helped start this sport

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I agree...everyone knows he's not one of the greats, but he did more than his share for putting this sport on the map. Lots of non-MMA fans know who Tank Abbott is. I agree with this 100%.

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I have no problem with it.. The hall of fame stuff doesn't mean much to me though

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He sure did. I remember when I was just a young buck cheering for Tank. Congrats Tank.

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Posted by roger

not sure about how i feel about that



Why? I am guessing because you're a TUF'er and the only Tank fight you have seen is when he fought that guy named....Kimbo. j/k Seriously though, Tank is a legend in his own right. I know he is clearly past his prime right now, but that guy always brought it in the UFC and the fans loved him. I mean he is a piece of UFC history. The UFC hall of fame without Tank is like peanut butter w/o jelly or Bert w/o Ernie or Frodo w/o Sam....Okay, enough with the cheesy metaphors. You should get the point now.

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100% agree. Who do you guys think is next after him? I'd like to see Jens in there.

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Posted by gartface

100% agree. Who do you guys think is next after him? I'd like to see Jens in there.




: Yeah, nice call man.

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Tank will never be considered one of the best fighters, but he is a pioneer of the sport and should be inducted based on what he meant to early UFC.

Now how about Steve Jennum? To my knowledge he is still the only fighter to put Ninjitsu as his fighting style.

Until then, alot of people really did think that Ninjas pwned all.

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Posted by gartface

100% agree. Who do you guys think is next after him? I'd like to see Jens in there.



note that tank will be inducted after he decides to hang up the gloves, so the soonest we will see jens in the HOF is when he decides to retire, dont know how long that will be, but it dont look like it will be soon..

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A link would be nice?

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Posted by silverbullet

A link would be nice?



fixed.

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Posted by gartface

100% agree. Who do you guys think is next after him? I'd like to see Jens in there.



if were sticking to older fighters like tank and coleman, i would like to see maurice smith, don frye, maybe even kerr. they all did well in the early ufc's

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Posted by gartface

100% agree. Who do you guys think is next after him? I'd like to see Jens in there.



if were sticking to older fighters like tank and coleman, i would like to see maurice smith, don frye, maybe even kerr. they all did well in the early ufc's



I agree, although I believe that Oleg Taktarov should be in next.

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