Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
I think the author is talking about hype entering the UFC, Vera built himself while he was already in the organization. When he first started there wasn't that much hype.
Can't be, otherwise the list wouldn't be able to include Nover or Escudero. Both were nobodies before the show.

I definitely think Vera should be included in that list, however. There was talk of him revolutionizing the HW division after he took out Mir... and now we're here. How is that not a disappointment? Sokoudju also had ENORMOUS hype coming off his two monster upsets, and I believe his record is around .500 these days. I'd throw Jake Shields in there too.