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Kazushi Sakuraba Named as Next 2017 UFC Hall of Fame Inductee

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UFC on Saturday announced that legendary mixed martial artist Kazushi Sakuraba has been named to the 2017 UFC Hall of Fame class as a Pioneer. The 2017 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 6 at 7 p.m. PT at Park Theater in Las Vegas. The event will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS.

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Post #1   6/4/17 10:25:18PM   

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That is a nice surprise!

Post #2   6/5/17 2:37:08AM   

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Post #3   6/5/17 10:06:59AM   

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Well deserved

Glad ufc is trying to get these pride stars in the fame.
I know he fought in ufc but he is pride.

Im hoping differences aside wandy silva gets added

Post #4   6/5/17 6:37:56PM   

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I'm not sure how i feel about this.....

Sakuraba is a Legend of the sport and definitely a pioneer but not of ufc style mma he was a pioneer for Jmma and specifically PRIDE.

He fought for the UFC once as a late replacement (actually twice since the fight was stopped and started again lol)He wasn't a main stay in the UFC.

I understand the UFC Hall Of Fame recognizes accomplishments from PRIDE,Strikeforce,and Seg era UFC along with modern era but i think it should be named different.

It just doesn't sit well seeing sakuraba in UFC PIONEERS WING.....

should have a PRIDE section......least they could do after never keeping pride going.

Post #5   6/5/17 6:58:35PM   

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That would conflict with their brand marketing...I'll take what I can get.

Post #6   6/6/17 12:43:01AM   

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Nice surprise....

Post #7   6/6/17 5:34:41AM   

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Was stoked to see the UFC do this for Sakuraba

One of my two favorite fighters

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Post #8   6/6/17 10:28:45AM