Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira - Prospect of the year?

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  1. Renzo Machida

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    Oliveira (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was an absolute unknown on the international stage at the beginning of this year. But when the 27-year-old Brazilian lightweight in March stepped up on short notice against top prospect Gilbert Burns
     
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    You forgetting about 19-0 Thomas Almeida with 3 straight wins in the ufc?

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  3. RoryMacdonald

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    Joseph Duffy, Makwan Amirkhani, Holly Holm, Jimmie Rivera, Cody Garbrandt.
     
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    In my completely unbiased viewpoint, I think Joe Duffy is the prospect of the year.
     
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    Thomas Almeida, Joe Duffy and Cody Garbrandt IMO.
     
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    Rh0nDa RoUsEy!!!11one!!

    Almeida and Duffy IMO
     
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    I don't think he's the prospect of the year, but this guy did come out of nowhere with 3 really impressive fights. He didn't come into the UFC highly touted or anything. He was simply a replacement, but once he got his foot in the door he made some strong statements about not wanting to leave. He's got a good all around game as you alluded to, and he's definitely on my radar for sure.
     
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    Best Cowboy, best Oliviera

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    The Other Cowboy has been impressive and off short notice.

    I cracked up when he had KJ Noons back who didn't take it seriously and then was tapping seconds later. That's when I knew KJ was done.

    Gilbert Burns took out Oliveira... so I have to say no with so many other amazing prospects.
     
  10. Renzo Machida

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    Burns is a 3x BJJ world champion and Oliveira was on short notice...
    I think Oliveira isnt hyped but got the tools to be a top contender!
     
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    You're over glorifying Cowboy for a loss to Burns who hasn't beaten anyone of note yet. Look at Joseph Duffy who is main eventing in his 3rd UFC bout...
     
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    Prospect of the year is easily Joe Duffy.
     
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    He might be the one that's most intriguing for me...

    And that says a lot considering all the excellent prospects already posted in this thread. Despite Reebok et al., this is a fantastic time for us fans IMO
     
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    duffy will be champ in 2016 so ill say him
     
  15. Drake

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    Almeida then him & Duffy.
     
  16. KhabibTheBeagle

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    People are hyping Duffy too much, IMO. If he hadn't have beaten McGregor a while back, none of you would even care. He's super exciting, but he's still only 2-0 in the promotion, and hasn't beaten anyone of note. Thomas Almeida is my pick.
     
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    I don't think any of you understand the context the TS is trying to present.

    Cowboy Oliveira was a virtual unknown and nobody really expected anything out of him. He was a fill in for short notice bout.

    All those guys everyone else is mentioning like Joe Duffy or Almeida had some hype coming in and already had a following.

    Maybe TS should say unknown or Unexpected prospect of the year
     

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