Mike Tyson, Rickson Gracie, Alexander Karelin

Mike Tyson, Rickson Gracie, Alexander Karelin

Mike Tyson, Rickson Gracie, Alexander Karelin are the 3 combat sports icons of the 90s.  Imagine those 3 in the first UFC in 1993?  In term of name recognition and physical shape, these three iconic fighters were at their peak in 1993.

Mike Tyson, (Born 1966), 5’11.5″, 220 lbs  Boxing
Former Undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World – August 1, 1987 – February 11, 1990
Youngest boxer to win a world heavyweight title at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old
Pro Boxing record: 50-6-0 (44)  2 no-contests
Conqueror: Buster Douglas

Rickson Gracie, (Born 1958), 5’10”, 185 lbs  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Reputed as the best fighter in the Gracie family
Claims a fighting record of 400-0
Conqueror: Ron Tripp

Alexander Karelin, (Born 1967), 6’3.25″, 286 lbs  Greco Roman wrestling
3 times Olympic Gold medalist (1988, 1992, 1996)
1 time Olympic Silver medalist (2000)
9 times World Champion (1989-1991, 1993-1999)
12 times European Champion (1988-1996, 1998-2000)
13 years undefeated in international competition (from 1987-2000) and 6 years without giving up a point.
Wrestling record: 887-2
Conqueror: Rulon Gardner

As seen with our 3 all-time iconic larger than life fighters.  Nobody is invincible.  But even if our three champions were defeated everybody will forever remember them. However nobody know or care about their conquerors (Douglas, Tripp, Gardner).

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