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3. Tank Abbott

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Unambiguous, raw, intimidating power. David "Tank" Abbott lost more than he won, but when the heavyweight brawler did his thing it was generally bad news for the other guy. It doesn't get more real than Abbott's UFC debut the summer of 1995 when he splattered John Matua in 18 seconds and then mocked the downed fighter for seizing in the cage. Abbott knew what he was and played to his strength: be loud, be the bully, let the best man stand or, at least, avoid a trip to the hospital and enjoy one or two Stoli vodkas with a splash of cranberry.

Quintessential KO: Steve Nelmark, Dec. 7, 1996