Even elite mixed martial artists usually experience defeat at least once in their careers, some of them in their professional debuts. Boxing’s gold standards in this category will always be middleweight great Bernard Hopkins and all-time pound-for-pound legend Henry Armstrong. Plenty of accomplished MMA competitors have seen their first fights go sideways.
The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series examines the top fighters who lost in their professional MMA debuts.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Caol Uno, Mark Hunt, Travis Fulton, Alexis Davis, Cub Swanson, Glover Teixeira, Mike Pyle, Dan Hardy, Masakatsu Funaki, Akihiro Gono, Sam Stout, Ross Pearson, Shonie Carter, Brian Ebersole, Johnny Case
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