Brandon Vera isn't a good example.
Brandon Vera was just overrated.
Mark Kerr would definitely make my top 5.
Even though hat dude obviously abused steroids....the painkiller addiction basically destroyed his career when he was thought to be Mark Coleman 2.0 and a lot younger.
Ricco is another good example...he's different though as I think he was as good as he was going to get, but he destroyed his career prematurely just because he couldn't be bothered to control his weight. 28 years old and 300+lbs and past it....sad.
Originally Posted by Lovelace
Todd Duffee comes to mind, the future looked bright for him until that embarrassing knockout by the hands of that chubby dude.
Again, like Vera...he just sucks.
I'm not talking about perceived potential..I'm talking about dudes who were legit studs but floundered away because of other problems.
Guys like Fickett who have a laundry list of top flight fighters they have tapped out a weight class above their natural weight but was relegated to an afterthought because he was an alcoholic and undependable.