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UFC Hall of Fame to Induct Two New Members in July

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(Hint: It’s these guys.)

MMA Fanhouse tips us that two new names will be added to the UFC Hall of Fame during the UFC Fan Expo on July 10th, the day before UFC 100 — meaning there’s only two months left before our t-shirt becomes outdated (at which point we’ll jack up the price and call it a "collector’s item," obviously). As the official announcement goes:

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!

Allow us to speculate wildly…


— Notice it says "worthy members of the UFC world," and not "fighters"? That seems like a pretty clear sign that a peripheral figure may be inducted, namely Charles "Mask" Lewis, the TapouT co-founder who gained patron saint status when he died in a car wreck in March. Considering all he did to support young fighters and help develop the sport during his lifetime, Lewis seems like a shoe-in.

Chuck Liddell, the UFC’s longtime franchise player, is probably a lock for the next fighter spot, unless Dana White is so pissed at his refusal to retire that he decides to give the honor to somebody else. Which would make sense, after all: If the Hall of Fame is for retired fighters, you don’t get to enter until you’ve called it quits.

— Dark horse: If Matt Hughes loses to Matt Serra at UFC 98, it’ll signal the end of his career as much as Chuck’s loss to Shogun signaled the end of the Iceman’s. (Meaning, it’ll be over even if he thinks it isn’t.) With a 9-2 record in welterweight title fights, Hughes is one of the most dominant fighters in UFC history, and he’ll definitely get the honor as soon as he retires. If he does that before July, he might sneak in before Liddell.

— Very dark horse: Tank Abbott. The original Huntington Beach Bad Boy owns the most losses in UFC history (10), and was fighting when the prize was going to jail. That’s gotta count for something, right?

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Soup Sandwich Server- May 31, 2009 at 4:55 pm
And FUCK who ever was talking shit on Matt Serra... Serra is sick & now has wins over 3 future Hall of Famer's...

1. GSP
2. BJ Penn (you know he won)
3. Matt Hughes (you REALLY know he won this one)

& Once again, sorry if I offended any Mask-heads, just think the guy was fucking lame. Y'know MOST people with IQ's over 74 thought he was fucking lame too
Soup Sandwich Server- May 31, 2009 at 4:47 pm
1st off, the UFC has EVERYTHING to do with Helio.... remember Denver? yea, little place that held the 1st UFC event ever in order to honor Helio Gracie & showcase his fighting style to the world? You know... BACK in the DAY when the UFC was created, structured, owned, ran, operated & dominated by the GRACIE family!!! Yea Helio should be a lock.

Chuck should NOT be inducted until he's 100% retired.

And now my list of cats that deserve entry WAY before Mask does...

Don Frye - Bas Rutten - Big Jon - Matt Hughes - Pete Williams - Maurice Smith - Pat Millatich - *Gerard Gordeau - *Teila Tuli - Frank Shamrock - Dan Henderson

* = involved in the 1st EVER UFC match.

No offense, but FUCK Mask & all his ugly ass shirts & lame-ass over-the-top antics. Tap Out gear is for retards. You can find Tap Out shirts hanging in alot of white trash closets, right next to some skid's Undertaker shirt & Grave Digger varsity leather jacket. Sorry, helping upcoming fighters is cool, dressing like a clown on crack is NOT
Tapout64- May 8, 2009 at 4:17 pm
@ Rault, This guy helped make mma what it is today, he'll do more in your life then you'll ever do in your entire life.
Serpente- May 8, 2009 at 8:26 am
"yeah lets give all dead people Hall of Fame who have died yeah!"

Really? give Justin Eilers hall of fame while your at it.

I agree with everybody Mask didn't really do all that much, we just feel sorry for him cause he died (we shouldn't), just like we feel bad for Evan Tanner.

Don Frye, Chuck Liddelll, Matt Hughes. Enough said..........
AintGonna- May 8, 2009 at 7:05 am
Are you sitting in a chair wearing a monacle and stroking a white cat and dreaming of sharks with frickin lazer beams attached to their heads?
Armfarmer- May 8, 2009 at 6:57 am
"hughes is 9-3 in title fights! lose bj penn lose gsp 2 TIMES"

This isn't true, GSP lost the title to Matt Serra. Their last fight was not a title fight.
Armfarmer- May 8, 2009 at 6:38 am
After a little more research I just found that the middlewieght title was actually vacant when he won it, so in reality the man has never fought and defeated a ufc champion, and never succesfully defended a ufc title. How does that land you in the hof?
Armfarmer- May 8, 2009 at 6:34 am
Tanner's most impressive wins are against Robbie Lawler and Phil Baroni, good fighters but not exactly top of the food chain. He's lost to Tito, Franklin x2, David L., Okami, and Kendall Grove. He won the title from David Terrell, then immediatley lost it and went 1-4 over the next 3 years. There's no shame in his accomplishments or his failures he was surely a solid fighter, but hall of fame worthy he was not. Why should his death change that?
Armfarmer- May 8, 2009 at 6:23 am
A lot of stupidity in these comments...

"Why would Helio Gracie get inducted??? The only reason i could think NOT to let Helio in, is because he was never directly related to the UFC. Why would you not put the founder of BJJ in?"

Uh.. did you not just answer your own question? Why would the ufc induct a guy that had no relationship whatsoever with ufc into the ufc hall of fame? By your logic I guess we should track down the creators of wrestling, boxing, judo, muay thai, and several other disciplines and induct them too. Bottom line.. if you have no direct relation to ufc then you do not belong in the ufc hall of fame.

Everyone suggesting Evan Tanner.. fucking stop. Can someone please explain to me anything that Tanner has done to deserve hall of fame recognition that doesn't involve him dieing in a desert?? What did he do win a title and never defend it? Throw Matt Serra in the hof too then. Tanner was a great guy, but suggesting him for hof is ludicrous.
lesnar's tiny penis- May 8, 2009 at 4:25 am
mask is a reach. Iceman is a lock. you know what...Tank should be in. Do you rate by wins or by wars? Tanks, and Oleg Taktarov both fought very memorable wars. they weren't big winners. Big john and Joe Rogan are my dark horses.
Anonymous- May 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm
Fedor for hall o' fame.
CAPS LOCK HAL- May 7, 2009 at 7:40 pm
MOST OF YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHO MASK WAS TILL HE DIED. AND IF YOU DID YOU PROBABLY THOUGHT HE WAS A DOUCHEBAG LIKE MOST OF US DID BECAUSE OF HIS AND HIS FRIENDS STUPID GIMMICKS. NOW HE'S DEAD AND A HERO, GIVE ME A BREAK. THE GUY SOLD TSHIRTS FOR CHRIST SAKE, TSHIRTS! THAT'S NOT HALL OF FAME WORTHY. DON'T KID YOURSELVES.
CAPS LOCK HAL- May 7, 2009 at 7:37 pm
MASK SHOULD NOT BE IN THE HALL OF FAME. HE DRESSED LIKE A CLOWN, SOLD TSHIRTS AND DROVE HIS CAR AT ILLEGAL HIGH SPEEDS AND KILLED HIMSELF. HE'S NOT WORTHY AT ALL.

HE SHOULD BE INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF LAME INSTEAD.
Your Fucking Father- May 7, 2009 at 7:02 pm
I have to agree with New Jersey some of you guys are obvious fucking trolls trying to get a rise out of people on here. Take that shit over to sherdog you fucking sad little assholes. Its an opinion of some people that Mask should be in the HOF, you dont have to agree with it but present a sensible reason why not instead of acting like children and calling him a cross dresser because he wore face paint. Last time I checked that wasnt cross dressing, that means to wear the opposite sex's clothes for all you dropouts out there.
Coldbeer78- May 7, 2009 at 5:05 pm
@ Phelps... Bruce Lee did not invent wing chun, he was just a student of it before he created Jeet Kune Do. I think it was a dude named Yip Man who invented Wing Chun and taught it to his son and another guy named William Chueng. Chueng was Bruce Lee's teacher.
CommonSense- May 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm
If Helio is inducted (and no disrespect to him) then Dr. Kano should be too. If you look at your history Helio was a Judo student. The definitive differences in BJJ are many of the changes made for Judo.... mostly training techniques and ways to practice with opponents.

Neither of these two had anything to do with the UFC.
oh... and Dana is the Don King of MMA... i hope he leaves and stops corrupting the sport.
ihatejardinealot_andBJPENN- May 7, 2009 at 5:01 pm
hughes is 9-3 in title fights! lose bj penn lose gsp 2 TIMES
Sinister- May 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm
Bruce Lee didn't invent " Win Chun ", he studied Wing Chun Kung Fu as a boy, he invented Jeet Kune Do which combines aspects of many different styles.
Anonymous- May 7, 2009 at 4:15 pm
This would be a pretty cool event if it wasn't for Dana White's keynote address.
DBIggles- May 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm
right on jersey
Anonymous- May 7, 2009 at 3:40 pm
Chuck's pose is lame. How much time did he spend in the mirror trying to perfect that shit. The pose is lame...the fighter is (was) sweet, though
Anonymous- May 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm
If that douchebag queen didn't split his car off a post or tree or whatever the fuck he hit...if he was still alive he wouldn't be considered. Since when is being a douchebag, killing yourself and endangering others a criterion for entry into a Hall of Fame. Please, the guy sold clothing
Anonymous- May 7, 2009 at 3:36 pm
What's that clown got in his hand?
Darkside- May 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm
Mask? What a load. He made a bunch of crappy tshirts and split his skull. Guess it doesn't take much to get in the HOF. Gracie, Couture, Mask. This is just wrong on so many levels.
raspberrymight- May 7, 2009 at 3:02 pm
if chuck does fill one of the spots, which is more than likely, its probably Dana's way of giving him something official that he's achieved, in light of his recent loses. That way chuck may be more inclined to retire, instead of taking up a pointless law suit against the ufc... then again, if he is done, why wont they just let him go? if he's as washed-up as Dana thinks he is then letting another organisation have him wouldn't be that harmful to the ufc
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