UFC 144 marked the highly anticipated return to Japan, as the organization brought about a terrific card to the Saitama Super Arena.
Quinton Jackson served as the unofficial main attraction, as the former Pride star garnered high praise from the attending crowd.
In his heyday, Jackson was among the best in the Pride organization's light heavyweight class, having tussled and defeated many of the world's most talented fighters.
Aside from the Memphis native, here are a batch of other notables who have garnered the same kind of recognition as Jackson, coveted as the best who've ever laced up those fancy blue gloves.
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