Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa - Legit HW Prospect

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  1. beastman

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    24 y/o, 6-0 all 1st round T/KO's. Blows up Rashad Coulter(probably not UFC level) with a flying knee. Who does he get next? Do you think he's legit? Can the UFC find other HW's like him?
     
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    Reminded me of travis browne without bambi legs
     
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    That could be something. Browne wasn't always that bad, eh?
     
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    He looks like a good prospect
     
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    Mini Hunt is probably the ceiling. He hasn't grappled yet in his fights. If he gets that weight behind a strike though, damn.
     
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    I agree. He looks somewhat flat footed but then again Hunt does, too.
     
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    He looked good, his age is what caught my eye though, because everyone else is ancient in that division, but he is 24 which could be a huge factor moving forward. Maybe give him Curtis Blaydes next
     
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    Yeah, Tuivasa is 24, Blaydes 26, Nganno 31(v. Overeem at UFC 218), Stipe 35.

    No clue where Tuivasa's grappling is. Blaydes can wrestle.
     
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    looks a good prospect.. really untested.. has the size and the tools for HW.. and hes no doubt a tough mother fucker.
     
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    He aint ready for Blaydes at all. I say keep him away from wrestlers for a little bit. Let him bang a little first bro
     
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    Looked like a fatty with genetics for fighting
    Probably get subbed when he fights someone with a blue belt
     
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    Curtis Blaydes
    Justin Ledet
    Chase Sherman
    Justin Willis
    Daniel Spitz
    Arjan Bhullar
    Marcelo Golm
    Junior Albini
    Luis Henrique
    Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
    Adam Wieczorek

    Other younger heavyweights that signed recently.
    I expect the top 10 to look very differently in the next 2-3 years.
     
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    just for stand-up he's the best HW prospect in a long time
     
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    Bring him up slowly, far too easy too get too many miles on the clock very quickly at hw. 2 or 3 more low ranked guys and then gradually raise the level of competition. Guys young and looks exciting
     
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    Tuivasa will be gatekeeper like Nelson
     
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    Rashad Coultier is very game. He looked away though right before the knee when he reacted to the leg kick.
     
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    I'd probably agree with you. He did have a knee surgery which recently put him on the shelf.
     
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    It's HW, anyone with a sliver of talent can crack the top 15.

    It's so shallow most 5-15 LHW's would be top 10 if they moved up
     
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    LHW might actually be slimmer than HW at the moment with Bader, Davis and Krylov outside the UFC. Latifi is #9 on sherdog's top ten, he'd get crushed.
     
  20. DaWrassler007

    DaWrassler007 I like men, I'd like to be MAN-handled

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    I beg to differ:

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