Don't look it up trivia #2: Who was the first UFC Champion to vacate their title?

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Don't look it up trivia: Who was the first UFC Champion to vacate their title?

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  • GoToGuyGoToGuy Posts: 5,361Free
    Bas Rutten
    Bas first then Frank I imagine.
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  • jamesreed90jamesreed90 Posts: 512Free
    Bas Rutten
    tough one here between Frank and Bas I think Bas was first not 100% sure though btw i like this trivia stuff tons of fun can't wait for the next
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  • JChristian522JChristian522 Jacksonville, NCPosts: 438Elite
    Bas Rutten

    tough one here between Frank and Bas I think Bas was first not 100% sure though btw i like this trivia stuff tons of fun can't wait for the next

    Yeah man! Of course! I was thinking we have to keep this place interesting in between fights. I was going to ask if I should keep this going after my third question but I figured I don't care. I DO WHAT WANT!. Haha! Anyway, I didn't copy write this crap. If you have a some dope trivia, by all means! Personally I'm trying to not make them to off the wall but still semi hard and interesting.
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  • JChristian522JChristian522 Jacksonville, NCPosts: 438Elite
    Bas Rutten

    tough one here between Frank and Bas I think Bas was first not 100% sure though btw i like this trivia stuff tons of fun can't wait for the next

    Yeah man! Of course! I was thinking we have to keep this place interesting in between fights. I was going to ask if I should keep this going after my third question but I figured I don't care. I DO WHAT WANT!. Haha! Anyway, I didn't copy write this crap. If you have a some dope trivia, by all means! Personally I'm trying to not make them to off the wall but still semi hard and interesting.
    Also keep it at a minimum.. we don't want to flood the forum. ;)
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  • 12er12er StocktonPosts: 11,059Free
    Frank Shamrock
    I think it was Frank, but Bas would make sense too.
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  • IdentityIdentity Posts: 7,019Free
    Georges St-Pierre
    Google told me Bas Rutten
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  • Frontline_RioterFrontline_Rioter Posts: 2,531Free
    Bas Rutten

    Would have said Barnett.

    He was stripped.
  • IdentityIdentity Posts: 7,019Free
    Georges St-Pierre
    Bas vacated in June of 99 and Shamrock vacated in November

    So it had to be GSP
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  • PATSTERPATSTER Posts: 1,592Free
    Georges St-Pierre
    GSP

    All the others vacated for good reasons. GSP vacated because he was scared.
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  • classicboxerclassicboxer Posts: 11,847Free
    If you didn't post choices, I would have said Royce Gracie. After he won UFC 4, he fought a draw with Ken Shamrock, then went to Japan. That was before Bas or Frank Shamrock.
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  • ijosefijosef Posts: 1,645Free
    Frank Shamrock
    My first instinct told me Frank Shamrock. It's really too bad the guy didn't stick around and fight more in his prime - he was quite good for his day.

    Of course vacating the UFC belts back then didn't mean as much as it would now. The UFC wasn't the #1 promotion and MMA was nowhere near as popular as it is now.
  • AndersonIsStillTheGOATAndersonIsStillTheGOAT Soon to be replaced by Gunnar NelsonPosts: 3,300Free
    I have no idea. I came in to vote for Royce and discovered he wasn't an option...
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  • Centurion480Centurion480 Posts: 1,178Free
    Frank Shamrock
    Keep doing these quiz questions. I like them.

    But as for the question itself, both Frank and Bas vacated in 1999 but I dont remember who was first, nor could I find it on the web. Will you be providing the answer, OP?
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  • Cole1186Cole1186 Posts: 3,766Free
    Randy Couture
    I thought it ess bas or randy. Not sure not that one tho.
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  • MIRKO_CRO_COPMIRKO_CRO_COP Posts: 9,345Free
    Bas Rutten
    Could be after his neck injury. Not quite sure though
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  • waikruwaikru UFC PresidentPosts: 10,043Free
    Bas Rutten

    Remember, "vacate" and "stripped" are two different things.

    Rutten was the first for sure.
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  • MachidaSilvaMachidaSilva Posts: 405Free
    Bas Rutten
    i guessed am i right ? I only really go into UFC around the UFC 60s..
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  • LeitingLeiting Posts: 4,232Free
    Randy Couture
    It can't be Bas, because he won the belt by beating Randleman after Couture vacated the title when he left the UFC towards the end of the 90's. GSP's career didn't even start until after 2000, Dominick Cruz was after GSP, so they are both out. That leaves only the possibility of Frank Shamrock, but I know Tito won the belt in 2000, which was the first fight he had after his loss to Frank (Shamrock's last UFC fight)...and I'm almost positive Tito's LHW reign overlapped with Randy's 2nd HW reign, which would suggest the Randy vacate, followed by Bas' win and vacate had all preceded Frank's vacating of the belt.

    So my guess is it's Randy Couture.
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  • jamesreed90jamesreed90 Posts: 512Free
    Bas Rutten
    Leiting said:

    It can't be Bas, because he won the belt by beating Randleman after Couture vacated the title when he left the UFC towards the end of the 90's. GSP's career didn't even start until after 2000, Dominick Cruz was after GSP, so they are both out. That leaves only the possibility of Frank Shamrock, but I know Tito won the belt in 2000, which was the first fight he had after his loss to Frank (Shamrock's last UFC fight)...and I'm almost positive Tito's LHW reign overlapped with Randy's 2nd HW reign, which would suggest the Randy vacate, followed by Bas' win and vacate had all preceded Frank's vacating of the belt.

    So my guess is it's Randy Couture.

    Randy was stripped of his title when he left he didn't vacate it I believe then the he got KOed and lost his title retired and then got beat by lesnar to lose the hw title I'm not even sure if couture ever vacated a title.
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  • UFC_KOUFC_KO Posts: 188Free
    Bas Rutten
    Bas Rutten did. He vacated it to drop down to light heavyweight then he later got neck surgery and was out of the UFC.
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  • LeitingLeiting Posts: 4,232Free
    Randy Couture

    Leiting said:

    It can't be Bas, because he won the belt by beating Randleman after Couture vacated the title when he left the UFC towards the end of the 90's. GSP's career didn't even start until after 2000, Dominick Cruz was after GSP, so they are both out. That leaves only the possibility of Frank Shamrock, but I know Tito won the belt in 2000, which was the first fight he had after his loss to Frank (Shamrock's last UFC fight)...and I'm almost positive Tito's LHW reign overlapped with Randy's 2nd HW reign, which would suggest the Randy vacate, followed by Bas' win and vacate had all preceded Frank's vacating of the belt.

    So my guess is it's Randy Couture.

    Randy was stripped of his title when he left he didn't vacate it I believe then the he got KOed and lost his title retired and then got beat by lesnar to lose the hw title I'm not even sure if couture ever vacated a title.
    The very definition of vacate is "to cease to occupy or hold; to give up" or "leave (a place that one previously occupied)" - pardon me, but leaving a promotion to go somewhere else, while you are the Champion, that to me seems like almost the very definition of vacate. The Championship wasn't taken from him because he refused to defend it, he literally left, leaving behind the his claim to be UFC Heavyweight Champion. That's vacating a title.

    If that isn't vacating a title, than Frank Shamrock leaving the UFC shouldn't count as vacating the belt, it should be viewed as being stripped. Neither should GSP's "temporary" leaving of the UFC count. As for Cruz, I don't recall him stating categorically he wishes to vacate the title, he just had a string of injuries and eventually Dana White said Barao was the undisputed champion. Basically, if you only count people who make statements of their desire to abandon having a championship - only Bas Rutten has, which is rather fuzzy in detail anyway because he was injured and never had a fight after that anyway.
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  • WarWestWarWest Órale VatoPosts: 33,826Free
    Georges St-Pierre
    GSP is the only champion to ever do it

    All the other champions in UFC history were true champions and would never do that
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  • jamesreed90jamesreed90 Posts: 512Free
    Bas Rutten
    Leiting said:

    Leiting said:

    It can't be Bas, because he won the belt by beating Randleman after Couture vacated the title when he left the UFC towards the end of the 90's. GSP's career didn't even start until after 2000, Dominick Cruz was after GSP, so they are both out. That leaves only the possibility of Frank Shamrock, but I know Tito won the belt in 2000, which was the first fight he had after his loss to Frank (Shamrock's last UFC fight)...and I'm almost positive Tito's LHW reign overlapped with Randy's 2nd HW reign, which would suggest the Randy vacate, followed by Bas' win and vacate had all preceded Frank's vacating of the belt.

    So my guess is it's Randy Couture.

    Randy was stripped of his title when he left he didn't vacate it I believe then the he got KOed and lost his title retired and then got beat by lesnar to lose the hw title I'm not even sure if couture ever vacated a title.
    The very definition of vacate is "to cease to occupy or hold; to give up" or "leave (a place that one previously occupied)" - pardon me, but leaving a promotion to go somewhere else, while you are the Champion, that to me seems like almost the very definition of vacate. The Championship wasn't taken from him because he refused to defend it, he literally left, leaving behind the his claim to be UFC Heavyweight Champion. That's vacating a title.

    If that isn't vacating a title, than Frank Shamrock leaving the UFC shouldn't count as vacating the belt, it should be viewed as being stripped. Neither should GSP's "temporary" leaving of the UFC count. As for Cruz, I don't recall him stating categorically he wishes to vacate the title, he just had a string of injuries and eventually Dana White said Barao was the undisputed champion. Basically, if you only count people who make statements of their desire to abandon having a championship - only Bas Rutten has, which is rather fuzzy in detail anyway because he was injured and never had a fight after that anyway.
    Fair enough if we go by that couture would be first I just remembered the word stripped being used so i figured it wouldn't count but you proved me wrong by that definition.
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  • Cole1186Cole1186 Posts: 3,766Free
    Randy Couture
    Leiting said:

    Leiting said:

    It can't be Bas, because he won the belt by beating Randleman after Couture vacated the title when he left the UFC towards the end of the 90's. GSP's career didn't even start until after 2000, Dominick Cruz was after GSP, so they are both out. That leaves only the possibility of Frank Shamrock, but I know Tito won the belt in 2000, which was the first fight he had after his loss to Frank (Shamrock's last UFC fight)...and I'm almost positive Tito's LHW reign overlapped with Randy's 2nd HW reign, which would suggest the Randy vacate, followed by Bas' win and vacate had all preceded Frank's vacating of the belt.

    So my guess is it's Randy Couture.

    Randy was stripped of his title when he left he didn't vacate it I believe then the he got KOed and lost his title retired and then got beat by lesnar to lose the hw title I'm not even sure if couture ever vacated a title.
    The very definition of vacate is "to cease to occupy or hold; to give up" or "leave (a place that one previously occupied)" - pardon me, but leaving a promotion to go somewhere else, while you are the Champion, that to me seems like almost the very definition of vacate. The Championship wasn't taken from him because he refused to defend it, he literally left, leaving behind the his claim to be UFC Heavyweight Champion. That's vacating a title.

    If that isn't vacating a title, than Frank Shamrock leaving the UFC shouldn't count as vacating the belt, it should be viewed as being stripped. Neither should GSP's "temporary" leaving of the UFC count. As for Cruz, I don't recall him stating categorically he wishes to vacate the title, he just had a string of injuries and eventually Dana White said Barao was the undisputed champion. Basically, if you only count people who make statements of their desire to abandon having a championship - only Bas Rutten has, which is rather fuzzy in detail anyway because he was injured and never had a fight after that anyway.
    That's the stuff right there. Only two of us knew the correct answer... ya'll are slackin.
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