We watched the first generation of MMA fighters come and go, the one-dimensional guys who were quickly figured out by those with multiple facets of martial arts. Then there were the Liddell's, Hughes's, Coutures. They lasted quite a while and some of those guys are still around today (Rua, Henderson, Nogueira) albeit hugely diminished.
This current generation, guys like Jones, Barao, Aldo, maybe Weidman, are the top of the top at the moment, well-rounded and athletic. But how long will they stay?
My question is, with the current best of the best in MMA still mostly coming from one specific background (usually wrestling with Americans and BJJ with the Brazilians) how long will it take for the new generation of guys to come in and throw the sport on it's head? Surely there are millions of young people as I type this, training hard in multiple disciplines from a very young age. How long til they rule the sport and guys like Jones and Weidman are pushed out?
Will this be the fastest derailed generation of MMA fighters?
This is a public poll: others will see what you voted for.
HW: Overeem, FEDOR, Cain.
LHW: Mousasi, SHOGUN, Machida.
MW: ANDERSON SILVA.
WW: Diaz, LYTLE, Silva.
LW: Cerrone, DIAZ, Lauzon.
FW: Garza, ALDO, Zombie.
BW: Bowles, BARAO, Faber.<