So, one of my recent jobs lately has been to help T.P. Grant with the process of taking over Patrick Wyman's prospect scouting. As such, I've been watching a lot of film on a lot of young fighters, and just generally getting a better feel for what a rising prospect in MMA looks like. And it's to that end that I thought this would be the perfect time to bring Wyman back to BE, for a chat about some of the fighters he scouted, and why they have or haven't quite hit expectations yet. We also spent a bunch of time answering a litany of questions like "How do we get more talent at heavyweight and light heavyweight?" or "What's the best path for a young fighter to take, on their way to the UFC? All told, there was a ton of stuff to go over when looking at just what goes into a "blue chip" MMA prospect.
As an aside, because his face often scares small children, I had to switch off Wyman's camera in the hangout. So, this episode is mostly audio. Just an FYI. And of course, if you enjoyed this video, give MMANATIONDOTCOM a follow on YouTube. You can also watch this video there, if our Ooyala player isn't working for you.