Will we ever see an MMA Hall of Fame?
I'm not talking about that bullcrap UFC Hall of Fame, but a proper Hall of Fame for all fighters in the sport, no matter what promotion they fought for. You think they'll ever be one? I think there will, but doubt we'll ever live to see it, unless someone invents time travel. I mean, if it took until 1980 for the World Boxing Hall of Fame to open and 1990 for the International Boxing Hall of Fame, which is well respected, to open, I don't really have high hopes for an MMA Hall. But, just for argument's sake, if there WAS one, who would you want to see inducted? Here are some picks of mine:
Rorion Gracie and Art Davie (early owners and pioneers of the UFC)
Strikeforce owner (Scott Coker?)
Bas Rutten (as a fighter and commentator and the other guy, Stephen Quadros, I think his name is)
Jeff Blatnick (UFC commentator, later became a commissioner, coined the term Mixed Martial Arts), speaking of coining terms
Mark "The Hammer" Coleman (not the first, but the one to make famous and coin the term "ground and pound", the first UFC Heavyweight Champion and Won Pride FC 2000 Openweight Grand Prix Tournament)
I could see maybe an outside shot for Renzo Gracie, since he's got his gym in New York and won an IFL team championship in 2007, so maybe as a trainer and possibly Frank Mir, who could've been dominant for longer, if not for that motorcycle accident and came back to win the interim belt. I know you guys probably won't agree with those last two though, more sentimental picks as a fan, TBH.
So what do you think and who would your picks for induction be?