MMA SI.com's Top 25 Toughest Athletes

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/extramustard/03/28/25.toughest.athletes/index.html

    1. Tiger Woods
    2. Lance Mackey

    3. Anderson Silva
    What makes him tough: You automatically qualify when people tab you as the world's best pound-for-pound mixed martial arts fighter. Silva is 6-0 in the UFC, and ranked No. 1 in pound-for-pound polls by Fight Magazine.

    Defining moment: Knocking out Cincinnati's hometown hero Rich Franklin last October in Ultimate Fighting Championship 77.

    Old school match: None. He's an original.

    4. Bob Sanders
    5. Zdeno Chara
    6. Steve Smith
    7. Allen Iverson


    8. Fedor Emelianenko
    What makes him tough: Well, he's the toughest heavyweight in the world, and maybe the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts. Emelianenko, 31, is 27-1-1 in MMA and is a 10-time Sambo tournament champion, including four World Combat Sambo Championships. Ruthless Russian strongman Vladimir Putin shows up on occasion to watch him.

    Defining moment: After a left hook tore a gash above his eye, the bloody Darth Fedor still needed only one round to beat Matt Lindland, the 2000 Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling silver medalist, in the much-hyped "Clash of the Nations" last year in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Old school match: Joe Frazier, who also scared the bejesus out of opponents with his appetite for destruction.
    9. Floyd Mayweather
    10. Chrissie Wellington
    11. Chris Chelios
    12. Olin Kreutz
    13. Kobe Bryant
    14. Marion Barber
    15. Kelly Pavlik
    16. Trevor Brazile
    17. Aaron Rowand
    18. Ron Artest
    19. Kelly Gregg
    20. Hayley Wickenheiser
    21. Steve Hutchinson
    22. Tony Stewart
    23. Josh Beckett
    24. Rafael Nadal
    25. Joey Chestnut
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    this thread will get derailed from the topic of MMA :joshers:
     
  3. Trueno

    Trueno Bаnned bу Ѕuреr Μоdеrаtоrs

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    I kinda agree. Fedor hasn't fought a good name for awhile. :o
     
  4. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    :bowrofl: :bowrofl:

    If you are going to list him at least take 2 minutes to come up with a better career defining moment.

    Shit, it would have taken 30 seconds to go to wikipedia and find a better career defining fight.
     
  5. DrDickAction

    DrDickAction She needs more of ze punishment!

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    seriously....randleman slam, crocop head kick instantly come to mind....they choose a fight vs. a middleweight?:hsugh:
     
  6. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    or even the Fujita punch.
     
  8. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Fedor is a has been.
     
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    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Yeah totally...:ugh: I mean he's never been that good with to begin with...
     
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    Allen fucking Iverson? Isn't this the same guy that used to sit out playoff games because of a sore pinky?
     
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    bob sanders....he is hurt every year and sits out.
     
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    tiger woods lol
     
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    You clearly know little about AI. That guy has played through so many injuries throughout his career. I was sad to see him go from Philly even though it was for the best of parties involved.
     
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  14. Putin's policies are really anti-democratic and I think SI should be more critical of his silencing of the press.
     
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    you can't have an instantaneous move towards democracy when the institutions to support an elected democratic government aren't in place. You have to take time with it.
     
  16. RMarks

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  17. Yes but the bear is moving in the wrong direction. Putin's hand-picked puppet successor will merely continue the FSB Autocrat's oil-fueled erosion of civil liberties and assassination of the free press, and Putin will be even less accountable than before since he won't even have official control over the country.
     
  18. DrDickAction

    DrDickAction She needs more of ze punishment!

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    werd...a 6' 160lb. man bangin his body into power forwards and centers 40 times a night 82 times a year is pretty tough....not MMA tough, but tougher than tiger woods.
     
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    He's a pussy compared to everybody in the NHL.
     
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    how in the fuck is tiger woods number one? There is nothing that i see that makes him tough in any way
     
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  22. Kuet

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    . again
     
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    mental toughness? I'd whoop his ass.
     
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    big nog should be on that list. number 1 in my book. hit by a fucking truck!
     
  25. DrDickAction

    DrDickAction She needs more of ze punishment!

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    this is true, but pretty damn tough for a league full of 7' tall floppers and sissy fighters.
     

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