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Best fighter to never win a title

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  1. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    it's Joseph Benavidez right? From 2010 to 2020 he was a top contender, starting at bantamweight and then transitioning to flyweight, with the vast majority of the time ranked at number two behind the champion. Up until his split decision loss to Sergio Pettis he had only lost to Cruz and Mighty Mouse. I can't think of anyone else with that kind of longevity at the top who never became champion.
     
  2. Thepaintbucket Gold Belt

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    Gegard mousasi had the ability to win a title
     
  3. filthynumber1 Silver Belt

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    Jon Fitch back in the day
    Beat everyone one except for gsp

    Tony Ferguson

    Babalu sobral

    Carlos condit
     
  4. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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  6. HHJ Fuckin' SHOOTOUT

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  7. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    If only he didn’t run away to fight welterweights in Bellator
     
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  8. RonJhun808 All Praise to the One Professional Fighter

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    TJ Grant. Sad story

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  9. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    A few close decisions go his way and he is the 2nd best MW of all time
     
  10. Luvhawky Brown Belt

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    Not Faber or Henderson as they were champs in the premier orgs for their respective weights. For me it’s Florian or Joey B.
     
  11. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Kenflo. One of the best guys at LW when the division is just coming up. Won 12 of 13 fights at LW all via finishes. Only took 1 fight at FW to get a title shot at Aldo but came up short. Was always so close but never won the big one.
     
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  12. Ackmed Red Belt

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    Islam, but I think he'll get it next year

    Tony Ferguson

    Zabit
     
  13. mmaknight ~War Belfort FTW~

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    Concussions man, that sucked. He totally earned that title shot.
     
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  14. GNP91 Blue Belt

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    I would put Chad Mendes up there
     
  15. mmaknight ~War Belfort FTW~

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    That's a big one. Mirko had some serious value to his name when he joined the UFC ranks.
     
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  16. Doctor Stoppage Finishing Fights via Disappointment Platinum Member

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    Kenflo
    Chael
    Condit
    Cerrone

    off the top of my head
     
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  17. 560ti Brown Belt

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    Mendes and Florian always get mentioned when this question gets asked (two good choices). Benavidez came so damn close twice (split decision lose in the first MM fight for UFC gold and then split decision loss to Cruz for the WEC gold)
     
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  18. Al-Musoroah White Belt

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    We shouldnt call lay n pray winning
     
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  19. RonJhun808 All Praise to the One Professional Fighter

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    Yea on top of that UFC didnt do much to help with medicals.
     
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  20. The Chosen Red Belt

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    Dominick Reyes since he was truly robbed against Jones
     
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