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The 10 Most Important Fighters to the Business of Mixed Martial Arts Part I

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Posted by hotrodttt

Maybe Ken Shamrock is in the Top 5



He did make decent splash, but i feel he was more noise than money. Glad they put crocop up there. My favorite fighter even though he was never really the best. Since everyone seems to have a consensus on who the other 5 fighters are i'm going to try and put some fighters who might be on the list.

Forrest Griffin - He made Spike TV and helped out UFC a lot.
Michael Bisping - He is the European sell. He sells out every time the ufc goes.
Wanderlei Silva - Maybe i'm mistaken, but i always thought he was a huge sell in Japan.

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I love how this list is about fact & figures and not rankings.

my guess for the top 5 are...In no order

Ortiz
Chuck
wanderlei!
Sakuraba
Rickson or Royce


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Posted by hotrodttt

Maybe Ken Shamrock is in the Top 5



He did make decent splash, but i feel he was more noise than money. Glad they put crocop up there. My favorite fighter even though he was never really the best. Since everyone seems to have a consensus on who the other 5 fighters are i'm going to try and put some fighters who might be on the list.

Forrest Griffin - He made Spike TV and helped out UFC a lot.
Michael Bisping - He is the European sell. He sells out every time the ufc goes.
Wanderlei Silva - Maybe i'm mistaken, but i always thought he was a huge sell in Japan.



read the sentence before the list stars, its says the wanderlei was close to making it but fell short.

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Posted by Pyrenus

You think Tito makes the top 5?



There is no way that he wont be. I think Chuck and him will go 1 and 2.

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Posted by hotrodttt

Maybe Ken Shamrock is in the Top 5



I can see see that.I've herd his fights with Tito drew the UFC more money than any other card they've put on.I'm not sure how accurate this is,but I can believe it.

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I didn't realise Fedor was such a big draw, i thought he always struggled to sell PPV buys ?

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Posted by MMAcca

I didn't realise Fedor was such a big draw, i thought he always struggled to sell PPV buys ?



In america he is only known by fans that are "die hards" or w/e term you want to use.

He's one of the biggest draws for pride. Also to the person that said something about tito. He was the BIGGEST thing for UFC at the start. Dana white even said it himself, Tito Ortiz was the "poster boy" for the UFC. I would be shocked if he wasn't top 3.

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