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Which fighters could you tell were destined for greatness?

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  1. Jake the Muss

    Jake the Muss Black Belt

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    Was/is there a fighter out there that you just knew they were destined for greatness before the fame?

    I remember a bunch of friends ordering the UFC 221 ppv (Romero vs Rockhold), and after the main event I remember watching Israel's first UFC fight against Rob Wilkinson. After that fight, I just knew he was going to be a champ some day.

    I also sense the same thing with Zabit Magomedsharipov.
     
  2. Wizzlebiz

    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    None.

    Everytime I thought that I was proven wrong in spectacular fasion.

    Brandon Thatch
    Travis Browne
    Roger Huerta
    Recently Johnny Walker.

    It really never fails
     
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  3. Pascal Bergeron

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    khabib but i guess that was easy to see
    still in the ngannou train tho
     
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  4. Pressure Project

    Pressure Project Don't ban me bro!

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    Wow...so you predicted a flaming, gender-bending fashionista man-woman was going to be champ soon in this insane society? Hell, I knew it too.
     
  5. PlayTheGame

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    Petr Yan. Watched him fight back in the day on a Russian circuit. Dude’s special.

    I know he’s not there yet but he will be.

    Also Cejudo. Have been following his career since his pre-UFC fights.
     
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  6. lweiberg

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    I thought that this would be the eventual title fight at WW:

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  7. billharford

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    Young GSP. It was obvious he was going to be a force
     
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  8. Zebra Cheeks

    Zebra Cheeks Don’t look into the eye of the storm Platinum Member

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  9. Pascal Bergeron

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    for me it was thomas almeida i had so much hope for that kid
     
  10. Intellidamus

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    No brainer, but GSP.
    Felt like Robbie was but then Nick Diaz kind of exposed him and I saw him as a one dimensional brawler for awhile.
     
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  12. Nathan LaMontagne

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    GSP, Shogun.
    Hate to say it but Jones.
    Khabib
     
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  13. JonesHasBones

    JonesHasBones Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I could tell Jones was going to be something after his first year in the UFC.
     
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    Adesanya
     
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    Umar Nurmagomedov last fight was scary to watch. I hope to hear more good things from him soon.
     
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    ProphetOle All the belts

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    For me it was Cody McKenzie because I never thought anybody would solve the mystery of the Mckenzietine from this type of genius one trick pony. Close second was maybe Junie Browning who I always knew was destined for greatness until I was proven wrong.
     
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    khabib time Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Jon Jones. The Brandon Vera fight and even in the loss to Hamill he was impressive. All his early UFC fights were something special. He's a lot more conservative now.
     
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    khabib
    Recently: Israel
     
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    GSP vs. Mayhem. I knew this guy was insanely talented.








    Mayhem literally did a ninja flip up. GOAT.
     
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