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Single best year for any MMA Fighter prior to 2011?

LordZardoz2011-12-11 06:13:58 +0000 #1
Just watching the UFC 140 preview video on the main page and they suggest that if Jon Jones wins at UFC 140 he will have had the single best year for any fighter. Ok, I think I can buy into that.

But setting that aside, which fighter do you think has had an especially good year prior to this year?

Objectively I would have to go with Randy Couture in 1997. He won a heayvweight tournament for UFC 13, won a UFC heavyweight title eliminator vs Belfort at UFC 15, and then took the belt at UFC Japan.

ante_up812011-12-11 06:22:56 +0000 #2
Shogun: 2005.. Won the Pride Middleweight Grand Prix, went 5-0 that year, opponents combined record at that time was 89-27-1...

Ricardo Arona (12-2), KO (punches), Pride Final Conflict 2005. August 28, 2005, Won the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Championship (2005).

Alistair Overeem (21-5), TKO (punches), Pride Final Conflict 2005, August 28, 2005 Pride 2005 Middleweight GP Semifinal

Antônio Rogério Nogueira (11-1), Decision (unanimous), Pride Critical Countdown 2005 June 26, 2005, Pride 2005 Middleweight GP Quarterfinal

Quinton Jackson (22-5), TKO (soccer kicks), Pride Total Elimination 2005, Pride 2005 Middleweight GP Opening Round

Hiromitsu Kanehara (23-14-1), TKO (stomp), Pride 29, February 20, 2005
Cbear2011-12-11 06:33:55 +0000 #3
Don Frye 2012: Drinks beer, eats steak, bangs stripper and relives story for all who will listen of the time he beat Takayamas ass.

Every year is Don Frye's best year.



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