Is Erick Silva the only prospect who never panned out? | Page 2

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    On the real though anyone who knew MMA knew Houston Alexander was an old man when he came to the UFC for god sakes I think he was 34 when he knocked out Keith Jardine. That and he was a brawler with no real wrestling or BJJ. No one thought he was a big deal if they knew what they were talking about. Very exciting brawler.
     
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    Maybe all those injuries had a lingering effect, there was a time when he was nicknamed "Shelftime" for constantly being injured after all.
     
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    Brandon Vera.

    Future LHW and HW champion.
     
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    Its great to look that young and be that handsome at 33. Great genetics. Not gonna lie I'm the same way. Its fucking awsome I date college girls to this day and I'm 31. I got a buddy of mine whos 28 and looks like hes in his 40s and old. All in the genes. That and I work out 5 days a week and am in great shape at only 6% body fat and hes a fat fuck but hey.
     
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    Isn't he only like 19 or sumchit, I wish they would give these kids time to marinate instead of throwing them to the wolves too early. He should have stacked his first 20 wins in local brazil shows to build up his name first.
     
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    Erik has had some steps on his way but in the end he's just way too young to be talked about as a title contender.

    Give it a few years and this kid will make waves in there.
     
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    Didn't pan out? the kid is fresh outta puberty and you wanna write him off?
     
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    Hasn't panned out...so far. Let's not write off this prospect just yet.
     
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    What is it with you guys shitting on young up and coming prospects? Give the kid some fucking time. Once young Erick has matured and he's been in the game long enough then we can have this discussion.
    Sheesh. Shernerds I swear.

    Rant over
     
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    The hype on Sokoudjou was always way too soon. He KO'd two bad asses, but the fights were like 90 seconds total. That really proves that he had power, nothing more. Ngannou has shown much more than that.

    Thatch is the most recent prospect who really floundered. Like Sokoudjou, he just didn't have the heart.
     
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    Choose any TUF scrub that Dana white said is the next Anderson Silva or the next Matt Hughes.
     
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    Hey Erick, big fan!
     
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    So what else has Ngannou showed ?
     
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    He defended against Blaydes' wrestling and submitted some guy (Anthony Hamilton)?
     
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    WTF are you talking about??
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    "Never panned out"
    GTFOoH, Ye with no faith!!!
    <Deported1><---Expelled for (young) Fighter bashing!!!

    Erik is a great prospect, and is looking each day closer to conquer the MMA world!
    You are probably one of those who need him to get a belt, then you jump in the waggon claiming "you always knew"!!
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    Well, the joke's on you! When he finally reaches his prime and gets 2 or 3 belts, I will dig out this post and shame you for the Bandwagon jumper that you are!!!!!!
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