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Realistically, there's a few fights out there we all wish we could've seen, but for one, or many other reasons, never happened.

I have plenty, but one that always sticks out in my head is Chuck Liddell vs Mirko Crocop.

In their prime, this would have been an amazing fight, & undoubtedly, someone would have gone to sleep, but I didnt even need that. I wouldve given anything for the UFC to make this happen in 2009 or 2010. Sure, it wouldnt have been the same, but neither were winning, nor did they have anything to lose & it wouldve had so many people watch it anyways bc of how fucking awesome they both are!

So....what are yours?

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Post #2   5/7/13 10:55:34AM   

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Couture vs Fedor

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Rutten vs Coleman
Rutten vs Couture
Rutten vs Rickson (Bojanglez)

Royce vs Coleman - 1996 - EDIT
Rutten vs Shamrock 3 - 1998
Ortiz vs Coleman 2000/2001
Hughes vs Silva - UFC 36 - 2002
Wanderlei Belfort II - 2004
Hughes vs Fitch 2006
Hendo vs Chuck 2007
Fedor vs Randy 2007
Randy vs CroCop 2007
Ortiz vs Dana 2007
Forrest vs Chuck 2008
Alves vs Rumble 2009
Fedor vs Brock 2010
Koscheck vs Fitch 2010
Shogun vs Evans 2011
Sapp vs Helwani 2012
Cyborg vs Rousey 2013
Jones vs Cormier 2013

Sanchez vs Florian II

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Jones vs. Silva 2013...could still happen. But it would be one of the best fights in the history of the sport. Silva has made his claim as probably the best ever and Jones is on his way to challenging that. I would love to see them fight so one of them can have the top spot in the history of MMA. I know people want to see GSP vs. Silva, but the real match to be made is Silva and Jones.

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tito vs Fedor

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Posted by jjeans

Rutten vs Coleman
Rutten vs Couture

Rutten vs Shamrock 3 - 1998



Might I add Rutten vs Rickson to the mix?

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Posted by bojangalz


Posted by jjeans

Rutten vs Coleman
Rutten vs Couture

Rutten vs Shamrock 3 - 1998



Might I add Rutten vs Rickson to the mix?



Good shout!!! Completely forgot about the Gracies!!!

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These are just my opinion. A bunch of them could definitely still happen.

HWs

Fedor/Couture
Fedor/Lesnar
Fedor/Barnett
Fedor/Overeem
JDS/Overeem

LHWs

Liddell/Hendo
Rutten/Wandy
Jones/Silva

MWs

Franklin/Bisping
Franklin/Sonnen
Silva/GSP

WWs

Hughes/Parisyan

LWs

Penn/Pettis
Penn/Bendo
Penn/Diaz
Penn/Cerrone
Florian/Sanchez II
Alvarez/Melendez
Alvarez/Edgar
Edgar/Melendez
Bendo/Pettis II

FWs

Aldo/Lamas
Aldo/Jung

BWs

Faber/Torres

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Edgar/Faber at 145 wouldnt be too shabby either

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CroCop vs Fedor II

Fedor vs Couture

GSP vs Anderson Silva

Frank Shamrock vs. Randy Couture

I feel like we've been given the vast majority of match ups that make sense. We've been spoiled as mma fans.

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I'm gonna repeat a few already stated but oh well

Couture vs Fedor
Hendo vs Liddell
Liddell vs Cro-Cop
Hughes vs Anderson
GSP vs Anderson
Anderson vs Bones
BJ Penn vs Sakuraba
Hughes vs Sakuraba
Sonnen vs Hendo
Coleman vs Kerr
Fedor vs Lesnar
Rousey vs Cyborg

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someone mentioned sanchez vs florian 2, id also like to see matt brown vs amir sadollah 2 aswell, have a feeling both of those fights could get turned around from the original. the latter is probably still slightly possible.

brock, mir and couture vs fedor. Would be happy with any of those.

thats the great thing about mma though, you dont really think too much about past match ups just because its currently so competitive and we are really spoilt with some of the match ups coming in the next few months too...but we can always ask for more.....jones vs Anderson lol

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I'll do Ufc only

Florian vs Sanchez 2
Liddell vs hendo
Liddell vs machida

Belfort vs w Silva 2
Wandy Silva vs akiyama

Rampage vs thiago Silva
Rampage vs shogun

Hughes vs Sanchez
Hughes vs Fitch

A Silva vs gsp
A Silva vs Evans

Evans vs shogun

Jds vs lesnar
Velasquez vs overeem

Penn vs Maynard
Penn vs j miller

Mcdonald vs condit
Mcdonald vs gsp

Pettis vs Henderson rematch
Faber vs torres

To name a few

Post #15   5/9/13 1:14:13PM