The 2017 Heavies Awards - Prospect of the Year - Winner: Zabit Magomedsharipov | Page 2

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2017 Heavies Awards- Prospect of the Year

Poll closed Jan 15, 2018.
  1. Tai Tuivasa

    5.5%
  2. Dominick Reyes

    4.5%
  3. Paulo Borrachinha

    38.4%
  4. Eryk Anders

    4.8%
  5. Zabit Magomedsharipov

    41.2%
  6. Sean O'Malley

    5.5%
  1. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    I would have included Gregor in the voting options
     
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  2. UL But my friends call me Mystic UL

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    Negative.

    Though i did answer the thread so positive posting by UL
     
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  3. Arkridge Senior Moderator

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    It was definitely close. He's easily the best "honorable mention". We tried to go by fighters most generally discussed on the forum. Gillespie is seldom discussed around here but he's an awesome prospect.
     
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  4. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    I think Gillespie has the highest floor (but a lower ceiling) of all the fighters except maybe Zabit. Gillespie will be a hard out for anyone but doesn't seem to have the ability to look like a world beater, but will definitely upset some world beaters if you match him up with them.
     
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  6. Arkridge Senior Moderator

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    Agreed. His fight with Jason Gonzalez was competitive and I didn't expect it to be. He's fighting Jordan Rinaldi in a couple of weeks and I think if he wins that one he may get ranked competition. Especially with a finish. That would make 4 in a row and undefeated. Would be hard to deny him a step up.
     
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    Doesn't seem to be too hard for them to deny Usman
     
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  8. SKITZADACTYL Silver Belt

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    was about to post

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    because i thought this was gonna be another " best poster on the heavies " thread, but like " best new poster ".
     
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  9. WeirdFacts Blue Belt

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    Damn, Erick only made it to the honorable mentions.. next year he'll surely be up there in the voting! Give him time!
     
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  10. ArtemV Silver Belt

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    Zabit for me. I would pick Taisumov as a prospect too, he has had fights and won them, but never got a good opponent. I really hope he gets a fight soon.
     
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  11. CereserBr Double Yellow Card

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    Lol... Shogun is the true USADA prospect ;) Also, Borrachinha ftw!
     
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  12. Joedaman55 Don't be homeless

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    Zabit, he may be the best Featherweight at this moment.
     
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  13. Arkridge Senior Moderator

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    I think that has more to do with no one at 170 accepting fights with Usman. They've tried to match him with ranked guys and no one accepts the fight.
     
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  14. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    I voted Tai for teh lulz...

    The obvious answer is Erick Silva.

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    Tai is actually quite a good prospect though plus when was the last time we had a HW prospect as young as him? I think he's going to make waves. He's very good and still has so much room to improve. I almost voted for him, may still switch mine. People are sleeping on this kid.
     
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  16. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    He's my pick of the bunch but that's only because you didn't include The Indian of Love.
     
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    Blaydes was 24 when he debuted. Hes a better prospect than Tai imo.

    I went with Zabit hes got that star look
     
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  18. 007 License to Kill

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    I am excited for a few of these prospects but on here
    Zabit Magomedsharipov
     
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  19. MMA Savant Green Belt

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    Paulo is the best prospect to get nailed by USADA in 2018.

    2018 will be the year of the 'White Mike Tyson' John Phillips. He has the MMA world buzzing and his delayed debut in 2017 was one of the biggest disappointments of the year.
     
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  20. SimonNova Nightbringer

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    Lol Erick Silva

    Meme status achieved.
     
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