I agree with OP and a bit with Paindog
first of all, I give 0 fucks about emotions when it comes to this. It's just shit that I've seen.. For instance..Ruiz.... is a good boxer... his punches are like 1000x less powerfull than Iron Mike's...anyway... back to reality.Royce Gracie
has a MUCH better striking game than Maia's and is much less scared,much more aggresive. Maia lost the titles mainly cause he was timid,how u call it..especially the colby fight... he was outstriking him and then decided to wrassle..anyway....
So our first champ....would still be a top 5 or a champ, in our times... if you disagree,go rewatch his fights or go have a lobotomy.Ken Shamrock
Highly well rounded,sick wrassling,sick subs,big power ... top 5 LHW or HW and very possibly a champ... Cormier would have only the flash knockout,working for him....shamrock at the age of 55,or some shit, has still never been blacked out KO'ed... so Danny would propably get his kneecap busted...anyway....Dan Severn
He would be a top 10 at the current HW division. just cause... one of the greatest greco roman ever(american)Mark Coleman
Molestation city. No real boxing... just yea...get some son... Olympic level Wrestling... was beating fools in the UFC, like 8 eyars ago, approaching 50 and fighting top 5 - top 10 competition,while giving them a run for their money..(Shogun,Bonnar,Couture,nt so much)Kevin Randleman
Dark Horse. Top 5 HW, even in these days,had he be fighting... Almost killed Fedor. 1-1 with Crocop. former HW champ.Maurice Smith
He could easily be a top 10, today.... He was barely a top 10 in his time, even though he was the champ..(ken,bas,frank,koshaka,funaki,suzuki,mezger,severn,randleman - from the top of my head)Randy Couture
One of the best,obviously.... He holds a win over the current ONEfc HW champ
, 5 time UFC champ. you can't say with a str8 face that he woudlnt molest people.Randy could very possibly skin Jones aliveWarmaster Josh baby faced assasin Barnett
former HW champ, he was a top 10, like 3 years ago,at 40.
These are the first openweight - HW champions, of our sport...(in the UFC)... I won't carry on cause we are approaching active fighers territory..
hell....Arlovski was a top 10 at the age of 40, as well. ..
so yea.... fancy techniques and flashy finishes will be emerging.... but this is tbe fighting game... it aint a demostration.. i dont care if u can make a jumping 8 hit combo.. the reciepe is the same..
Keep distance..dictate the pace,hit hard and efficiently,change levels,control,punish & repeat. (Ken shamrock was the first to do that shiz....,Randy developed it and made it more punchy orientatedd and less explosive,per se..,Cain coppied randy,Fedor evovled that and translated it into ABSOLUTE DOMINATION)
overhand - sambo throw - kicks - ''Stand up'' .. repeat.take mount,finish him.