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Top 10 Biggest Wastes Of Talent In MMA History

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Throughout the relatively short history of mixed martial arts (MMA), several fighters have shown the talent, charisma, and skills to be huge stars in the rapidly developing fight game.

And many did just that, capitalizing on their ability to knock out and submit other trained athletes into the fame, fortune, and recognition that prizefighters climb into the cage to obtain.

Unfortunately, however, there are a decent number of fighters who reached the top levels of MMA who, seemingly on the cusp of the pinnacle of the sport, squandered that opportunity with losses, injuries, questionable out-of-the cage decisions, or a combination of those factors.

Those fighters rank as disappointing wastes of talent because they could have been so much more, despite their already substantial accomplishments. Let’s take a look at the biggest wastes of talent the sport has ever seen.

  • Mark Smulson

    No surprise there are no comments. This writer hasnt got a clue. If you think the UFC is about talent, your surely confused. This game is about selling seats and increasing the buy rate PERIOD! This shows what a real Douche Bag you are Mike Drahota

    • Haha so which ex-troll is this? Go back to your cave and let the men do the work you clown

      • Randy Lahey

        That greasey caveman! grrrrrrrrreasssssssssssssssy

    • Michael Drahota

      Lol there are no comments…You wrote this when the article
      was up for maybe two minutes. Anyway, MMA isn’t about talent? Tell that to
      Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre, Ronda Rousey, and yes, Jon Jones.

      And that shows that I don’t know what I’m talking about huh?
      Google my name and you’ll see I know plenty about the sport….Google yours and all I see is a fat guy with skinny arms in a Dethrone shirt.

      Not a good look.

      Course, calling writers ‘douchebags’ online is only a sad reflection
      of how you feel about yourself, which is probably due to pent-up anger from
      never having gotten laid once in your entire life (I’d hate to see the lady who
      was subject to such torture if you had).

      So I’ll have to disagree, that you, sir, are the real douchebag
      here.

      • OOOOOOOHHHHH SHHHIIIIIITTTT SON YOU JUST GOT KTFO!!!

        • Space

          Ha!

      • Eyes OnPies

        I come from a small mountain village in Poland, we have no computers or internet. But our elders always taught us one important lesson…”NEVER FEED THE TROLLSKI”

        • Michael Drahota

          I can’t argue with the facts there Eyes lol

    • All this senseless hate is suspect. He probably has a major man-crush on you @michaeldrahota:disqus and is looking for attention. I bet he’s jacking off and creampie’ing his keyboard, while reading your torch-fest of a reply, cause that is exactly what he was looking for. “A reaction”. You probably blew his lil sis back out back in the day Mike. He hates her too, cause she took all the good DNA! Lmfao..

    • james

      Mike is one of the better writers out there. Just because you don’t agree doesn’t mean he is a douche. He wasn’t even heavy handed in his descriptions.

      I don’t agree with what he wrote about some of these guys but its well written and if you look he writes a lot. If you don’t agree try using specific examples and having a real debate.

      • Michael Drahota

        As always, thanks for the support James. It’s obviously fine and encouraged to disagree, but questioning my ability as a writer without even citing an example is troll worthy. Appreciate you clarifying the difference here.

        • kevin

          I hate these slideshow new window ads that are all over the net now. Just feed me some letters with 1-10.

          Good trolling though it made up for the shitty link.

  • james

    Mike i used to train at relson gracies with Roger sometimes. He just got to many concussions i think. He really probably shouldn’t fight at all.

    As far as nick he became a pretty big star and did things his own way. Could he have been more maybe but he will still be a legendary fighter and considering he probably has mild asbergers (seriously) he did pretty well for himself. He is much much smarter than he comes across and a lot of his “attitude” and shenanigans are pretty much done to protect himself and are an act.

    Definitely agree with your number 1.

  • Randy Lahey

    I actually like these sort of articles, it shows that the author and this site has more to offer than just dick riding popular news in the sport. I respect original articles and ideas like this a whole lot more than that shit the new writer was posting. I’d like to see more posts along these lines. Drahota is probably the best author on this site, no offence to you Rory you mustard tiger.

    • Michael Drahota

      Thank you Randy. We’re trying to mix it up a bit with thought-provoking pieces in addition to the common day-to-day news. We think it’s working.

    • Fernando Quiles Jr.

      You are so ignorant as to how this site works aren’t you? You have no idea who comes up with the stories, or who gets assigned to do those stories. If you don’t know the facts, stop spreading your ignorance.

      • Randy Lahey

        No one cares about your hurt feelings or your bleeding vagina, stop interupting when grown folks are conversing. Go dick ride some other popular story you weird looking mexican quasimodo.

        • Fernando Quiles Jr.

          First off, I’m not mexican so once again there goes your ignorance. Second, you’re a childish idiot. As long as you keep saying stupid shit on this site, I will be there to counter you because people like you who hide behind your keyboard and mouse, need to shut the fuck up and go sit in a corner.

  • grandslam

    I just want to comment to appreciate Mike’s work in this article. I think Mike Drahota is an excellent writer. In fact, most guys on Lowkick write very well and show genuine passion for the sport. Keep up the good work.

    • Michael Drahota

      I appreciate that immensely. Thanks, as always, for your continued support as a longtime member of Lowkick grandslam.

  • Ringworm

    The Soul Assassian Dave Terrell is far and away the biggest waste of MMA talent and it’s not even close.
    BJ Penn does get an honorable mention, as does Frank Shamrock..

  • Tin Man

    I would have ranked Fedor #1. I was surprised he wasn’t on the list.

  • Broderick Cool

    I stopped reading after Brock lesnar. Really? The guy holds records. He left wwe and set out to make an impact in the sport and win a title, he did just that. Why are you ripping on him? I don’t much care for the guy either but you have to admire and appreciate what he did in so little time. Horrible guy whoever made this list

  • sd1415

    Nathan Jones.