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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by SVG, Dec 7, 2017 at 5:12 PM.
Ruan Potts, Charlie Ward, and Artem Lobov.
Eric Silva is great, no doubt, but o think it is a bit early. If we’re being realistic, next year is going to be the Artem Lobov era I feel.
My 3 breakout fighters would exclude anyone that could headline a card already or have a title fight immediately so I wouldn't include Ngannou, Rose, etc.
and as an out there one, Hakeem Dawodu could be a sleeper hit.
I'm amazed that Curtis Blaydes isn't already a star simply based on his name.
Stipe gets his props.
Do not understand this hype for covington apart from his shit talk. Watching him fight his striking looks incredibly sloppy. Good wrestling but i don't think he's anywhere near causing woodley trouble. He just seemed to be a poor matchup for maia. Maia had barely thrown a strike in like 3 fights and colbys wrestling made the takedown not possible
People are literally mentioning champions and #1 contenders as breakout candidates?
You're not going to be laughing when he runs through your favorite welterweights one day. He's a young lion now but just wait until he goes from prospect to contender.
It'll be like a tidal wave. All I can say is, hang on!
You could interpret it as break out stars within MMA or as in entering the mainstream?
ortega, bobby knucklez, ngannou.
1. Francis Ngannou
2. Darren Till
3. Paul Felder
Depending on if they win, Saturdays card has two potential break out stars in Marlon Moraes and Brian Ortega. Overall I would say Kevin Lee, Mike Perry(should he also get past Ponzi), Francis N'Gannou, Brian Ortega, Volkan Oezedmir and Marlon Moraes.
But if it had to be 3, I would go with
And the Irish Platinum Dragon
"Breakout" implies to me they had a moment which took their popularity to the next level which all 3 did this year.
Lee headlined 2 events including a ppv and had a press conference brawl
Ngannou is the most talked about fighter in the UFC not named Conor right now
And Colby just laid a whooping on a perennial title contender and then cut the promo of the year
I believe all 3 broke out this year.
Really dont think people understand what breakout means
Arjan Singh Bhullar
Ngannou, Till, O'Maley, Platinum, and hopefully a 145 version of Lando