Originally Posted by Wombatsu
Evan Tanner, Dave Terrell, Frank Edgar, Nate Quarry, Tyson Griffin...just a few i feel are better than most think.
Thales Leites could be pretty decent this year also.
That is a good list.
Couldn't agree more about Tanner, Edgar and Quarry. I think people respect Griffin's ability fairly well. Spencer Fischer I think is underrated and VERY underutilized in the UFC. Why hasn't he had a title shot yet? His last several fights have not only been wins but have been the most exciting fights.
Thales Leites has been pulling out some impressive wins also... but I don't think his is a matter of being underrated- i think it has more to do with him just being lower on the ladder. I think by the end of the year we will all know the name.
I think Joe Lauzon and Luke Cummo don't get enough credit (or enough airtime- undercards? REALLY??? not even aired?)
Nick Diaz, while coming off as an insufferable prick, really is a bit underrated. He hasn't been doing so hot as of late, but for a while there he was tearing it up. He went downhill after fighting Sanchez- but he did get an impressive win over Gomi. That fight was soooo fun to watch. The hand waving was ridiculous ( a little unprofessional, but undeniably entertaining).