There is a difference between overrated and over publicized. There may be fighters in this slideshow who are also overrated, but most of the fighters here still really need to prove themselves, while for some reason people are going crazy over them.
Some examples of these fighters that have already been exposed are:
Diego Sanchez: People thought he would pose an extremely tough challenge for Penn, even I thought he would. He was the real inspiration for me to write this slideshow, fighters have to be analyzed before people dub them as a legitimate contender.
Forrest Griffin: Similar in the same way to BJ Penn against Sanchez, and it was especially surprising to me since Forrest was coming off a loss. I was pretty sure that Anderson was going to beat him badly, but not as badly as he did.
Thiago Silva: Although I still definitely see a lot of potential for him, he was just too inexperienced and one-sided to be the next big thing.
Chuck Liddell: For some reason some people still like him, but come on, when you lose four of your last five fights you cannot still be considered top competition. He is way past his prime, he should make way for new rising talents.
I guess "exposed" is too much of a word, most of these fighters still have a lot potential to still be good and bounce back. I know there are also a lot of exceptions, fighters who seem inexperienced but then shock the world by pulling off a huge upset.
But usually just when a fighter pulls off an ok win dominantly, that doesn't mean they are the next big thing.
These are the top five fighters people should not go crazy about.