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The UFC Title fights that never were

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  1. sdpdude9 Red Belt

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    I made a list of what I think is every UFC title fight that was scheduled but never happened for whatever reason. I only included fights that were officially scheduled with a date, not rumored or expected fights. Let me know if I missed any.

    Yellow= Fight eventually happened, but not for a title

    Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman
    Frank Mir vs. Andrei Arlovski

    Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez 2
    Mauricio Rua vs. Rashad Evans
    Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson
    Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson
    Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman 2
    Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold
    Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
    Matt Hughes vs. Karo Parisyan

    Matt Serra vs. Matt Hughes
    Benson Henderson vs. TJ Grant
    Anthony Pettis vs. TJ Grant
    Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson
    Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor
    Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson
    Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Max Holloway
    Jose Aldo vs. Josh Grispi
    Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch
    Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis
    Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao
    Henry Cejudo vs. Jose Aldo
    Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt
    Nicco Montano vs. Sijara Eubanks
    Nicco Montano vs. Valentina Shevchenko
    Valentina Shevchenko vs. Sijara Eubanks
    Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanne Calderwood

    Which of these fights do you really wish happened? Which do you think would have changed history?
     
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  2. Get To Da Choppa Brown Belt

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    Would've loved to have seen a pulsing Jon Jones fight a confident Rumble Johnson at UFC 187.
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  3. KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    Poor TJ grant man. That story is such a damn bummer.
     
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  4. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    That list makes me feel old.
     
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  5. Ecker707 Purple Belt

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    Rob vs Kelvin is scheduled as well
     
  6. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    Would've loved to see Shogun vs. Rashad
     
  7. No Skill Gap Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    I was really dying to see Schevchenko vs Joanne Calderwood, what a let down.

    Montano vs Schev would have been a war too
     
  8. thewilks Blue Belt

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    TJ GRANT!!!!!

    How about Hughes vs Parisyan ???
     
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  9. Altaloma1990 Banned Banned

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    Would of loved to see Rumble X Bones
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  10. sdpdude9 Red Belt

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    Nice one! I’ll add it. Thanks.
     
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  11. BEATDOWNS Titanium Belt

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    Was Franklin champ when he was supposed to fight Kampmann?
     
  12. sdpdude9 Red Belt

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    No, he lost the belt about 8 months prior.
     
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  13. rearnakedchoke Suck it!

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    Jones vs rumble would have been Boring. Rumble crumbles mid way through the first.
     
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  14. thewilks Blue Belt

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    Also...two very important what if, almost, never happened fights...

    Frank Shamrock vs Sakurba
    Frank Shamrock vs Vitor Belfort
     
  15. sdpdude9 Red Belt

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    The entire mma community suffered with the loss of these wars.

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  16. B-Level Yellow Belt

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    Pettis vs Thomson would have been cool.
     
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  17. Andrey Kamensky Black Belt

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    Some great fights that could have been on that list. What a shame! jones vs. Hendo would have been really cool.
    jones vs. Rumble
    Rua vs. Rashad
    Basically all of them lol
     
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  18. moosehead007 Sean Sherk fan

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    I miss TJ Grant. Would’ve loved to have seen Pettis vs. Aldo & Pettis vs. Thomson at one point.
     
  19. RustyShacleford Green Belt

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    1. Jones vs Rumble
    2. Khabib vs Tony
    3. Whitaker vs Rockhold, no curiosity about the outcome of that one, just would have liked to see it go down.
     
  20. Satan's Daddy. Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Francis/black beast vs rumble
     

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