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Looking at those already enshrined in the UFC’s Hall of Fame and the one person who is about to be (Mark Coleman), it’s tough to think about a guy like Tank Abbott ever being honored in such a way. After all he’s lost more fights than he’s won in the UFC.
However the above way of thinking can go to waste according to UFC President Dana White, who in a recent interview with Michael Woods of ESPN, revealed that Abbott is basically a shoe-in to receive the promotion’s highest honor:
White said he has a plan for when Abbott announces he is done gloving up that will honor the colorful brawler, whose record is an underwhelming 9-14 but who undeniably helped grow the sport out of its infancy and into young adulthood.
“Tank Abbott,” White said, “absolutely will be in our Hall of Fame.”
I’m not sure if I agree with this. I love Tank to death, don’t get me wrong. He’s one of the most popular fighters in the history of the sport and has been through many a memorable war.
While I’m sure that his presence in the UFC helped pushed the promotion to new levels, I’m not sure if that alone should be enough to grant him a spot in the UFC’s Hall of Fame.
A spot for Tank would take away a spot for another more deserving fighter in my opinion.
What do you guys think?