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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Top 3 Current UFC Underachievers

Again, curious what others think. By underachiever I mean guys you know are very good and would bet on in almost any fight, but just have not come through. My top 3:

1. Wanderlei Silva
2. Chuck Liddell
3. Mirko Crocop
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 01:07 PM
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Not sure I agree with your list at all. Wandy lost to Chuck and Rampage, hardly fights he should have been anywhere near 100% to win. Chuck has lost to Rampage, Jardine and Evans, all top 10 guys. Cro Cop isn't even in the UFC right now.

I'd go with something more like:

1) Karo
2) Shogun
3) Thiago Tavares

Not necessarily all top guys, but all guys who have a ton of talent, and even despite Thiago's win last night, aren't showing it.
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couldnt agree more with Karo. He has sucked since Diego knocked out his magic talent tooth years ago. This fight was an improvement, but i think in saying so it makes it that much more shameful. It wasn't a great fight.

Shogun,I wouldn't say underachiever... I think his competition in pride wasn't as fierce or as advanced as what he has to face in the UFC. He also lost to Griffin because of a knee problem and then they made him fight mark coleman who should be in a retirement home someplace... Id say its more about his physical condition and poor matchmaking.

Thiago Tavares I can agree with. Sometimes he shows up and sometimes he doesn't.

I think my list would be:
1: Spencer Fischer- Bottom ten LW and never goes anywhere.
2. Matt Serra- he has all the tools, but he just can't win (convincingly- random KOs of champs notwithstanding).
3. Rich Franklin- sure, he puts on a good fight, but I feel like he's lacking something that would propel him back into being champion material. I think 3 months with greg jackson's camp would improve his abilities and make him perform better.

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