Erick Silva says he is no longer a young prospect: "Those were different times"

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  1. OzoneX

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    End of an era. Young prospect Silva is no more, by his own account.

    “My fight with Amosov was very hard,” said Silva. “One positive though is that it made me see flaws in my game which I have tried my best to fix so that I can still progress within this division. My desire remains to be among the best competitors so I will continue to correct myself and evolve my game.”

    “Those are different times (when I was a big prospect who couldn’t maintain consistency),” explained Silva. “The current Erick and the Erick from the beginning of my career are totally different fighters. Today, I have a better perception of myself and I see some of the flaws that the old me had before. Old Erick was a more explosive athlete who stepped in there without fear and that failure cost me which led to defeats. On the other hand, today's Erick is a more experienced athlete who can come up with a strategy for the fight that can lead to victory.”

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    Daley is gonna send his head into the 5th row
     
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    Just wanted to be first to say, "give him time, he's still learning."
     
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    He's graduated from "young prospect" to "bust".
     
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    I refuse to believe it!
     
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    well he had to go through puberty at some point. kids grow up so fast
     
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    Kids say the damnedest things don't they?
     
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    The Tiger cub
     
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    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Some kids are just too eager to be adults, when he gets older he will wish he didn't rush away his childhood years.
     
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    This kid is such a kid that he doesn't even realize he's just a kid.
     
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    the end, of an era
     
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    Erick Silva going through that Disney girl phase where he’s acting older than he is and trying to change his image to something more adult. Changing his nickname and shit. “I’m not a kid damnit, I’m a man”
     
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    I can't wait for this blue chip prospect to grow -- I've heard big things of him through the grapevine. Give him 7-8 more years and he will be champ.
     
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    Bellator forgot how bad he is when not on PED's......They will still say he is a great Prospect....Well, when matched with the other 9 failures as "Great prospects" bellator has had...WHAT?
     
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    whos he trying to fool
     
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    You don't say
     
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    Man it's a real shame to see such a hot prospect get so full of himself like this. It's very obvious he's still working on adding wrinkles to his game, and here he is out here talking like a veteran.

    Bad mindset, hopefully he can turn it around
     

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