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Shogun without a doubt. The best LHW out there and he's never held a major title.

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Posted by Stickan

Shogun without a doubt. The best LHW out there and he's never held a major title.


My choice, too.; Shogun proved he was the best LHW in the world but didn't hold the title. Guys like Arona (< Shogun, Rampage), Cro-Cop (< Fedor, Nog), Sakurai (<Hughes) and Rizzo (< Couture) never could claim that.

A few other guys who might have been "best in the world" at their weight but didn't win titles:
* Shaolin Ribiero
* Igor Vovchanchin
* Masa Funaki
* Ken Shamrock
* Kid Yamamoto
* Renzo Gracie
* Tom Erikson

*** Josh Barnett (tehcnically never won the UFC title, b/c of steroids if that counts)

Post #17   8/28/07 9:18:21AM   

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Sakuraba for me, since I don't count tournaments as championships.

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Keith "the giant killer" hackney for sure !!!!

Post #19   8/28/07 3:24:09PM   

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Shogun Rua hands down. Hes the best fighter in the world right now.

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Other notables.

Giant Silva
Danny Abbadi
Butterbean
Dan "The Bull" Bobish
Takada
Ross Pointon
Clubber Lang
John Dixon
Nathan Jones
Jessie "The Body" Ventura
Kimo
John Geren
Marc Summers
Buffy "The Vampire Slayer" Summers
Gina Carano
Tigger.

Sorry, I'm bored.

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gotta be babalu

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All-right, I'll put a different spin on it and look at the top guys who are fighting today who've never won a title in Pride or the UFC:

HW: Josh Barnett (win reversed for drug test), Sergei Kharitonov, Mirko Cro-Cop, Heath Herring

LHW: Shogun Rua, Ricardo Arona, Soukodoju, Babalu

MW: Dennis Kang, Paulo Filho

WW: Mach Sakurai, Karo Parisyian

LW: Kid Yamamoto, Din Thomas, Rumino Sato

Last edited 8/30/07 9:29AM server time by fullerene
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Posted by fullerene

All-right, I'll put a different spin on it and look at the top guys who are fighting today who've never won a title in Pride or the UFC:

HW: Josh Barnett (win reversed for drug test), Sergei Kharitonov, Mirko Cro-Cop, Heath Herring

LHW: Shogun Rua, Ricardo Arona, Soukodoju, Babalu

MW: Evan Tanner, Dennis Kang, Paulo Filho

WW: Carlos Newton, Mach Sakurai, Karo Parisyian

LW: Kid Yamamoto, Din Thomas, Rumino Sato



Newton Was UFC WW Champion
Tanner was UFC MW Champion

Were you kidding since these guys weren't that great?

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I would also have to say Barnett as his win over Randy was flipped for steriods abuse. Did Mark Kerr ever win anything? At his prime I think he could have done great things.

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