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Sherdog's Top 10: Greatest UFC Fighters Never to Win a Title

Sherdog's Top 10 UFC Fighters Never to Win a Title




Welcome again folks, this time to Sherdog’s list of the ten greatest UFC fighters never to win a title. This was compiled based on a weighted poll of Sherdog contributors, and I will note where my own views deviated considerably. Personally though, the appeal of any such list isn't the exact order or who was included or excluded, but the actual discussion of each entry. Anyone can come up with a list with no further commentary and it's no more “right” than another. However, the best such lists have entertaining and informative explanations, which is the goal I hope to accomplish.

A few words about criteria: My main measure for this list was greatness for one’s era and how long that era lasted. I believe the majority of other contributors used a similar rubric. Ranking historical fighters based on who would beat whom doesn’t make sense, since divisions as a whole keep improving and evolving. Nevertheless, fighters from earlier eras may be penalized for competitive their division was or was not. There were fewer decent fighters in the 90s when compared to even the 00s, let alone today.

This list takes into consideration only what the fighter accomplished in the UFC. Fighters who won a divisional title, whether of the undisputed or interim variety, were excluded from voting; fighters who won tournaments in the promotion’s pre-divisional era were eligible, however.

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