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Payton Talbott May Be The UFC's Next Big Thing After This 19-Second KO

Payton Talbott is one hell of an exciting prospect for the UFC. He's got an incredibly dangerous and exciting style, he's 8-0 with 7 finishes at only 25 years old, he's got a literal black hole in his soul.... 

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….and he's got a VERY interesting/unique personality. 

For example, he paints his nails, works on his agility with a stripper pole, and tried to give his opponent the perfect gameplan to beat him tonight….

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Originally, when Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler was slated to headline UFC 303, it felt like Talbott's inclusion on the card was specifically to showcase him to a larger audience; it's the same kinda stuff they did with Sean O'Malley when he was a newcomer actually. Obviously that larger 'Conor McGregor' level audience probably ain't watching tonight - but I still think Talbott could be the UFC's next big thing after tonight's 19-second knockout over Yanis Ghemmouri. Watching his head snap back and his the canvas after he was dropped was insane.

Granted, Talbott was a -1600 favorite in this fight, but he also looked like a -1600 favorite tonight. It's pretty rare to live up to the expectations of those odds. I also loved his callout of Adrian Yanez. If Talbott picked up a finish over him, he'd probably be ready for a Top 15 opponent only a few fights into his career. It's a great gameplan.

Keep an eye on Payton Talbott - I'm tellin ya, he may just be special.