HOF, Hall of famer, I am pretty sure that when my opinion comes down too it it means nothing, I also think that when you acquirre a company outright you get any of the baggage that that company had with it throuought said company,s history.
Sakuraba as I will refer to him, is one of the most recognizable faces of MMA outside of the USA and is a god among the faithful MMA supporters in the country of Japan.
The Gracie hunter, man is that nickname pretty much a done deal or what, has done everything in a fighters lifetime of achievements to warrent hall of fame attention, foght in almost 40 sanctioned fights, fought in maybe the most legendary MMA fight of all time,coming out on the winning side with Royce Gracie in a 90 minute epic fight of alltime status.
Yet it is my feeling that the great Sakuraba will not get honored becuase all of his fights were in THE Pride FC.
Injustice with no foreseen path to ressurection.
In my humble opinion this is a injustice of epic proportions, The UFC bought Pride FC to acquire some of threre great talent as to incorporate it into the UFC and so far many of the acussitions have done very well for themselves and for the "conglomorant" that bought them out.
WIN Win for everybody egh? Look I have no complaints on almost everthing that the brass at the UFC did as to who they decided to promote , and keep, and not keep, and whoto let go, that was handled fine and proper in my book.
But it is getting near time that some more hall of fame inductees be added to the little crowd of fighters who actually will get to be in the illustrious HALL OF FAME. I would be shocked that if Sakuraba never even makes it to the party.
Remember Dana, you got it all the good with the bad so you must also acknowledge as much, and when it is time ,do the right thing,PLEASE