Former UFC Heavyweight champion and MMA legend Kevin “The Monster” Randleman believes he should be the newest inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame.
In a tweet yesterday, Randleman stated he should be in the Hall of Fame:
I should be in the hall of Fame. Ah I said it I want in.
— Kevin Randleman (@themonstah_) May 28, 2014
Randleman may have a solid case to become the next UFC inductee. Randleman was 4-3 in his UFC career, but his record may be a bit misleading. After a unanimous decision victory over Maurice Smith in his first UFC bout, Randleman took on Bas Rutten for the vacant UFC Heavyweight championship at UFC 20 three months later. Randleman controlled most of the fight on top in Rutten’s guard, but lost a split decision.
Randleman then returned to the Octagon at UFC 23 and defeated Pete Williams to win the vacant UFC Heavyweight championship. He then defended his title against Pedro Rizzo at UFC 26 before losing the title to Randy Couture via TKO at UFC 28.
After suffering another knockout, this time at the hands of Chuck Liddell, Randleman defeated Renato “Babalu” Sobral by decision before leaving the UFC in favor of Pride.
Ultimately, Randleman only lost to the who’s who during his UFC career, was a UFC champion that defended his title, and is unquestionably an MMA legend.
What do you think? Should Randleman be included in the Hall of Fame with such greats as Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, Chuck Liddell, and Matt Hughes? Let us know in the comments below.