“100 Greatest Fights” missing some greats

The UFC 100 media onslaught begins in earnest tonight with the debut of the UFC’s “100 Greatest Fights” series.

The show, which will count down the top 100 fights in company history (as voted by fans), will debut tonight by counting down fights #100-76.

There is plenty of controversy surrounding the show, mostly behind the scenes. For example, you’ll be able to see Tito Ortiz losing fights as part of the 100 greatest list, but you’ll never see Tito winning a fight.

Why? For the same reason that you won’t see a single Frank Shamrock fight on the show, despite Shamrock’s status as a legend in the company and in mixed martial arts in general. Both guys are on the outs with Dana White and Zuffa, and thus you won’t see either guy winning a fight as part of the list. Since Shamrock never lost a fight in the company, you won’t see him on the show.

You’ll see Tito lose fights, but you won’t see him win. Frank Shamrock has been erased from Zuffa history altogether.

It’s petty, to be sure. But it is what it is.

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