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Old 01-12-2010, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fighters who crashed and burned hard

Here's a thread for discussing fighters who started strong, but fell from grace.
One who comes to mind immediately is the late Justin Levens, started his career 7-0 and was a hyped prospect before going winning just two of his next 10 bouts.
Phil Baroni's another. And David Louiseau, although the Crow did appear to get things together before his second UFC run.
Who looked promising, but crashed and burned? Was it because the game passed them by? Were they just not that good? Or was it something else?

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Old 01-12-2010, 02:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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james thompson. but hes still burning and crashing.
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Steve Jennum the greatest paper champion in UFC history! Went 1-3 after winning UFC 3 with defeats to Marco Ruas, Tank Abbott and Jason Godsey

Houston Alexander as well, people were comparing him to a young Mike Tyson before he went 0-4 in the UFC, replacing his 'mug you in the parking lot' style with his bizarre dance around the ring against Kimbo.
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Jake O'Brian was pretty hyped till he ran into Arlovski and got derailed. But....


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Mark Kerr is another good example.

'The Smashing Machine' was a much feared opponent with the World Vale Tudo Heavyweight Tournament and UFC 14 & 15 Heavyweight Tournament Titles under his belt.

Unfortunately Kerr had a dramatic fall from grace largely due to his addiction to pain killers. Going from an undefeated record to losing 11 of his last 14 fights.
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Damn watching Mark Kerr now just makes me sad. He was the Lesnar of the 90s.
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Rameau Sokoudjou, I remember wathing his highlight real at UFC79 facing off against Machida and thinking this guy is going to kick some ass, what a joke he turned out to be.
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Rameau Sokoudjou, I remember wathing his highlight real at UFC79 facing off against Machida and thinking this guy is going to kick some ass, what a joke he turned out to be.
Right! He was probably one of the biggest disappointments
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