Ryan LaFlare is a UFC champion waiting to happen. He is currently under contract to fight for the UFC-owned Strikeforce organization, and I guarantee you, you will know his name well in the near future. I've been following Ryan's career for awhile now, throughout his first pro fight at Ring of Combat back in 2008, which he won by submission in the first round. Since then, LaFlare has rattled off five more wins, all by KO or submission, and he's ready to get it on at Strikeforce.
As LaFlare's record shows, he is just as dangerous on the ground as he is on his feet. He's a well rounded fighter with exceptional talent, and I expect big things from him at Strikeforce and eventually the UFC.
Here's a video interview (along with a bit of training footage) that I did with Ryan last week at Long Island MMA, where he trains.