Best Young MMA Prospect: Jon Jones? Ryan Bader? Cain Velasquez?



During our FanHouse UFC 99 live chat, we got an interesting question from a reader: Who is the best young fighter in MMA? Mike Chiappetta and I discuss below.

Michael David Smith: I like Jon Jones a lot.

Mike Chiappetta: Jones is very good, I also think Ryan Bader has the chance to be something special working with the Lally brothers, who are excellent striking coaches to add to his top-notch wrestling.

Michael David Smith: Jones vs. Bader for the light heavyweight title in 2012.

Mike Chiappetta: Cain Velasquez is probably the best prospect in MMA right now.

Michael David Smith: Josh Grispi is a very talented young fighter.

Mike Chiappetta: Gegard Mousasi is another top prospect, though it's hard to call him a prospect since has over 20 fights.

Michael David Smith: Mousasi is a great fighter. It's easy to forget Mousasi is only 23 years old. He might be the best in the world born 1985 or later.

Leave your own answer in the comments.

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