Help List Fighters with Bad/Terrible Records that Got UFC contracts

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  1. NHB7

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    I'm curious about fighters who had bad to terrible records that ended up getting UFC contracts at some point.

    I'll start:

    Edward Faaloloto was 2 - 1 - 0 when he got his contract.

    Ikuhisa Minowa was 12 - 11 - 6 when he had his first UFC fight

    John Lober was 3 - 5 - 2 when he got not only a UFC fight, but a title fight.

    Kazushi Sakuraba was 0 - 1 - 0 when he had his first UFC fight. He would go on to win a UFC tournament.

    Mark Hunt was 5 - 6 - 0 when he got his UFC contract. He has gone 4 - 2 - 1 since and is top 10 ranked.

    Matt Brown was a meager 7 - 6 - 0 when he got his UFC contract. He has gone 12 - 5 since.

    Maurice Smith was 5 - 7 - 0 when he made his not only UFC debut, but first UFC title shot (he won!).

    Neil Seery was 12 - 10 - 0 when he got his UFC contract

    Vernon White was 20 - 23 - 1 when he had his first UFC fight.

    Who else?
     
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    Mark Hunt
     
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    pretty much half the women's division
     
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    Takenori Sato, where 95% of your opponents don't even have wiki pages.
     
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    haha. mcgregor's fought 16 times and only three of his opponents have a wiki page. seriously, that dude's fought some nobodies. but he's definitely got a winning record.
     
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    5/33 for Sato.
     
  8. NHB7

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    I once took the time to read the criteria for a fighter to get a wiki page. And they are suppose to have like 3 fights in a "major org." "Major Org" was not really defined as I recall.
     
  9. emperor

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    Edward Faalaloto.
     
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    The ones that do have wiki pages are like

    45-37
     
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    Amir sadollah had a 0-0 pro record before the ufc.
     
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    James Toney hadn't even won in MMA!
     
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    Wilson Gouveia was 6-3 when he made his debut
     
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    Does BJ Penn count?

    No? OK.
     
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    I don't think that qualifies
     
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    How are the records of the TUF China guys who made it to the UFC?
     
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    95% of chinese fighters. 95% of womens fighters
     
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    Minowaman: 12–11–6
    Sakuraba: 0-1
     
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    Why not? I remember watching him make his debut and thinking "why did they bring in a guy who has lost a third of his fights?" They threw him directly onto the main card of a tuf finale and at that time there had only been a handful of free cards on television so it was a pretty prestigious position for a seemingly underachieving individual
     

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