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    Big news and more surprises in store for UFC 100. Today the ufcfanexpo.com released the statement:

    “Join us on Friday, July 10, immediately following UFC President, Dana White’s keynote address, as two worthy members of the UFC world will join the ranks of Dan Severn, Mark Coleman, Ken Shamrock, Randy Couture, and Royce Gracie when they are inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. You won’t want to miss this historical event happening right on the UFC Fan Expo show floor!”

    Just more excitement added to the historical UFC 100 event. Who will the two lucky guys be? Here are a few candidates:



    1. Chuck Liddell (21-7)

    Former five-time light-heavyweight champion and one of the biggest names in MMA today, "The Iceman" will undoubtedly be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. A fan favorite and the most successfully PPV seller for the UFC, he coached the first season of The Ultimate Fighter and has been one of the reasons why the UFC has become so popular.

    The problem is he hasn't retired yet. Apparently he has a few more fights in him and we'll see if he hangs up the gloves before UFC 100. We all know Randy made a comeback after retiring, and I wouldn't be surprised if Chuck did the same thing.



    2. Evan Tanner (32-8)

    Former middleweight champion who died last year on a desert camping trip, Tanner was a popular fighter in the UFC. He disappeared from the MMA scene for over two years and made an amazing comeback (unfortunately he lost his last two fights in the UFC).

    His death came shortly after his last fight and he will always be remembered as a warrior who left everything in the cage.



    3. Pat Miletich (29-7)

    The first UFC welterweight champion and founder of the Miletich Fighting System, he was an early pioneer for the UFC. This former four-time champion was the only man to have three UFC champions in his camp at the same time: Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver, and Tim Silvia.

    He is one of the reasons why the UFC is where it is today and he should always be considered a MMA legend by the hardcore fans.



    4. Matt Hughes (43-7)

    Former nine-time welterweight champion, two-time coach on The Ultimate Fighter, and tied with Randy Couture for the most belts, Hughes is already a legend in the UFC. He has another fight coming up at UFC 98 and wants to continue fighting if he wins.

    If he retires before then, I'm sure he will be one of the two chosen for induction into the HOF.



    5. Jens Pulver (21-11-1)

    The first UFC lightweight champion and coach of The Ultimate Fighter Season Five, he is another fighter who helped build the UFC. He was the pioneer in starting a lightweight division and was a three-time champion until he left the UFC.

    He is currently fighting in the WEC's featherweight division but has suffered three consecutive losses. He says he is not ready to retire but things may change before July 10th. When "Lil Evil" does retire, you can bet he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.



    6. Don Frye (20-7)

    One of the first legends of the octagon, his name should be remembered with Dan Severn, Mark Coleman, Ken Shamrock, and Royce Gracie. Winning UFC 8 and Ultimate Ultimate 96, he is truly one of early champions of the UFC.

    He has not officially retired yet, just winning his last fight May 2 of this year, but he should no doubt be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

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    This shouldn't be so political, for instance Frank Shamrock should be in it - shouldn't matter what Dana thinks of him.

    If its Chuck, I would think it was a bit of a dis too as I think Dana should have told him privately to announce his retirement and not announce it for him (I know you don't need to retire to be in the hall)
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    Dana basically announcing chucks retirement is one of the more disrespectful things you could do. It should be chucks moment and chucks decision, instead dana has to be the center of attention. If he is such good friends with chuck he should have talked to him in private about it.

    Ultimately he doesnt want to have pay liddell that much money to fight either no name guys or get knocked out in big fights. Of course he doesnt want to let chuck go and fight in a rival org such as affliction or strikeforce.

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    All former wrestlers.

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    PJ, that's exactly how I see it.

    He could even tell him in private he has to retire and I'd be fine with this, but don't make an announcement for someone when they didn't ask you to make the announcement.

    I always thought Chuck's chin wasn't great - he can dish out punches he himself could never take.

    Of course Dana can't this it both ways, if you don't want to use someone, its hard to tell them they can't fight for someone else too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    PJ, that's exactly how I see it.

    He could even tell him in private he has to retire and I'd be fine with this, but don't make an announcement for someone when they didn't ask you to make the announcement.

    I always thought Chuck's chin wasn't great - he can dish out punches he himself could never take.

    Of course Dana can't this it both ways, if you don't want to use someone, its hard to tell them they can't fight for someone else too.
    I would love to see chuck go headline a few strikeforce cards and really help put them on the map.

    Dana is a walking hypocrite its ashame the media guys are too afraid to call him out. He got mad at hackelmans comments and started bashing him then said that of course he wouldn't want chuck to fight somewhere else but he's not his father so he can't tell him what to do. That's funny since he is telling him he needs to retire or he will turn it into a war.

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    I hate Dana White more and more with each passing incident. They guy is a true asshole.

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    According to Dana, they did have a private conversation, when they were setting up the fight with Shogun. The guy is worried about his friend. If he let him keep fighting, you would all be accusing him of putting Chuck in harm's way just to make a buck, because Chuck is certainly still a draw of some level.
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    No, I wouldn't. If Chuck keeps fighting, that is his own business. It would never cross my mind to blame someone else for him making that decision.

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