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7 days ago
10/12/10
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Houston Alexander.

7 days ago
11/24/09
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josh grispi 

john hathaway 

 

7 days ago
2/27/20
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607_Shittin_Pancakes -
Tmaguru -
HokutoShinken -

Not an up and comer, but the “Machida era” was short lived.

If it wasn't for Shogun he may well have held the belt until Jon Jones got there.

 

Which was like a month later

Fuck it was, wasnt it.  Time flies.  

7 days ago
2/27/20
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livelaughlove -

Todd Duffee was the “new breed of heavyweight”

He had some kind of health condition that really jacked him up bad for a while, I dont remember what the deal was there.  

 

The guy sure could move for a HW tho.

 

7 days ago
10/25/10
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Gilbert Yvel? Remember he was supposed to be super scary because he had tattoos of dudes fighting. 

7 days ago
1/1/01
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Ronda

Went from bearing Cain to a huge joke!
7 days ago
1/6/20
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Recently......Asked. Of all time....Bobby Lashley

7 days ago
1/22/03
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Eugenio Tadeu via 1 Mikey Burnett pounding
6 days ago
11/24/13
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Phillipe Nover

He was on TUF and Zuffa was literally saying he was the next GSP or Silva.

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Gartlin -

Brandon Vera

First one that came to mind. Was going to be a two div champ....

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1/1/01
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thenextman -

Renan Barão

Hype trains don't win and defend titles. They don't go 9-0 at the highest levels of the WEC and UFC after going 23-0 in regional shows.

He won the title and defended several times.

Reached the top of the mountain after being undefeated for years.... then he fell off the fucking mountain and into the abyss.

Still, not a hype train at all.

6 days ago
1/1/01
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Bart Vale was the original NHB hype train!

Boxing and karate black belts are the original hype arts! Prior to NHB, pro boxers and karate black belts were credited with being impossible to beat in a street fight between two men without weapons.

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1/1/01
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On a SideNote -
forrestfan - Aaron Pico

This.

Pico is still getting better and better. I think he is going to have a very good career and could win a Bellator or UFC title before he is done.

At worst, he will challenge for a Bellator title before he retires.

6 days ago
1/1/01
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This is Pico's last fight. He is still going to have a real good MMA career despite what the haters say.

6 days ago
1/1/01
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Belfort and Sokodjou are the first that enter my mind. Belfort had an amazing career but had it tough after his first amazing wins, Sokodjou looked like an absolute monster after appearing out of nowhere and demolishing two very good fighters. 

6 days ago
9/22/17
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Uriah hall looked like a killer then he looked like he lost the desire to pull the trigger.

 

6 days ago
6/8/10
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Vera and Uriah Hall 

6 days ago
2/15/06
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Jason Reinhardt seemed to hit the wall in the UFC. I think he was undefeated prior to that.

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9/21/11
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Gartlin -

Brandon Vera

That's a name that came to my mind too. I was on that hype train. 

6 days ago
3/5/15
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akbar87 -

josh grispi 

john hathaway 

 

I was gonna post Grispi. 

 

I'd completely forgotten about Hathaway. Good call. I think he had stomach/digestive issues if I'm not mistaken. Similar to Mike Swick

6 days ago
1/1/01
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Din Thomas was a juggernaut until penn 

6 days ago
6/13/04
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Kimbo Slice losing to Seth Petruzelli
6 days ago
3/13/11
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Uriah hall was supposed to be the next anderson after that vicious spin kick ko on tuf

6 days ago
9/27/15
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FatBuddha - 

Hard not to mention Askren in this conversation


Askren is way up there..he came in calling out the top dogs in the UFC and then proceeds to pretty much lose 3 fights in a row..he was in and out of the UFC faster than any big name I can think of and his hype train completely derailed..all the trash talk Askren was doing before his first UFC fight only to end up doing as badly as he did was sad
5 days ago
2/27/20
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sanguine cynic - Kimbo Slice losing to Seth Petruzelli

which was also the downfall of elite XC so double whammy there, good call