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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 07:14 PM
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Brandon Vera, Houston Alexander, and Sokoudjou are all obvious.

Machida after he got the title, we were supposed to be living in the Machida Era, probably the most hype anyone has ever recieved considering how tough 205 really is.
Well said.

Few I would like to mention:
-Bisping (pre-Hendo KO)
-Swick (overhyped striking game)
-Florian (choker...)
-Gonzaga (Do I really need to explain this one? <.<)

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Machida

Sean Salmon

Brock Lesnar

Jason Lambert (wow...talk about a fallen warrior )

Amir Sadollah

Phillipe Nover


off topic....what ever happened to Drew McFedries?
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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 07:32 PM
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Gonzaga is a good one for me, as well as sokky. Gonzaga is the quintessential example of an amazing fighter that fails repeatedly to use his talents.


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Todd Duffee
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Gonzaga
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David Terrell
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LMAO close decision loss and TKO loss and the guy is not lived up to the hype at age 29....

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LMAO close decision loss and TKO loss and the guy is not lived up to the hype at age 29....
And yet you have Todd Duffee on your list, who was dominating his fight with Russow before being caught with a flash right, and lost (or was sacrificed) to a much more seasoned and arguably top 5 HW in Overeem in a fight he took on like two week's notice. All this at the age of 25... as long as were LOLing, let's LOL at that. Because while I agree with having Duffee on your list, his recent fall is not much different than Dunham's.

Dunham was hyped as the next big thing, and while he may be yet, he's certainly not that now having been stomped by Melvin like he was, and I believe that was the point of this thread. LOL indeed.
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Mike Swick...the man who supposedly was gonna be the first to KO GSP
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Surely Kimbo Slice is miles ahead of any other fighter ever in this respect.

On the back of his youtube fame he was one of (if not the) most famous mma fighters out there when he took up the sport.

He was quickly headlining events and companies were staking their very existence on his fame and future success.

He never even began to live up to his hype and suffered a pathetic first round loss to a UFC reject before entering The Ultimate Fighter and losing his first match there (and refusing an option return to the competition)

Despite his complete lack of success he was still given a shot in the UFC on the back of his notoriety and although he actually managed a win he was soon losing and being cut.

Brock probably the next most hyped fighter, although to be fair to him he did become the Champion so it's a little unfair to say he was over hyped (but that just shows the level of hype he was given that even a title win and defenses were way below par for built up expectation)
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