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UFC Hall Of Famers On The Highs And Lows Of Their Career

Several UFC Hall of Famers took part in a roundtable discussion with Jay Glazer to discuss the moments of their career that they won’t soon forget.

The participates included Tito Ortiz (16-11-1), Royce Gracie (14-2-3), Randy Couture (19-11) and Mark Coleman (16-10).

Ortiz spoke about how the most rewarding aspect was that his children were set financially as he continues to mend the wounds he has with UFC President Dana White.

“My best is that I can take care of my children,” said Ortiz. “My boys have nothing to ever worry about. The worst, I probably should have dealt with the management with Dana a little better. I should have had a manager do it. I’ve never had one. I was trying to do Dana’s job. I bit the hand that fed me and I shouldn’t probably have done it. I learned from the big mistake on my part. You got to understand my whole life I had no one to trust. All I knew was how to survive and I was.”

“I wouldn’t change a thing,” said Gracie. “Everything happens for a reason. The losses were good, you learn something.”

Though Gracie couldn’t pick one favorite moment, he named several. They were: winning three fights in one show to win UFC 1, winning four fights in one show to win UFC 2, the 90 minute fight against Kazushi Sakuraba (26-16-1-2 NC) at the Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals and a submission victory against Akebono Tar? at K-1 PREMIUM 2004 Dynamite!!

Couture said he enjoyed representing the sport of wrestling, which he feels later grew into MMA. He noted his favorite moment was when he defeated Tim Sylvia (31-7) at UFC 68 to win his third and final heavyweight championship.

“The Tim Sylvia fight was still the best night,” said Couture. “To have everything go the way it went from the difference between Tim and I physically, to coming off a 13 month retirement to challenge him for the heavyweight title. That last 10 second countdown will stick in my memory forever. I don’t why, but it was so loud. That was definitely an amazing night.”