As they say in life, there is a good side and a bad side to everything—hitting the extremes of each can be a recipe for disaster.
It is no different when it comes to the MMA "hype train."
The good side can carry you quickly to prominence and even a lightning-quick title shot—one that you capitalize on to cement yourself as the next big thing. Right, Jonny Jones?
The bad side can set you up for a colossal letdown, a failure waiting to happen because you get into situations that you aren't quite ready for. The pressure eats you alive, and you can never recover. Right, Brandon Vera?
Hype and expectation can be crushing, but they can also be catalysts to greatness. It can be thrust upon you by others due to your amazing talents, and it can also be self-inflicted by letting your mouth write checks your skills can't cash.
Here is my list of the 10 most disappointing prospects in the UFC.