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5 world-class MMA fighters but never won a UFC title (part 1)

27 years since its first debut event, UFC has produced many outstanding and world-famous boxers. However, not all boxers have a prestigious title in the largest MMA tournament in the world.

Since its inception in 1993 up to now, UFC has had thousands of boxers. Greatness in the MMA, though, is often measured by the number of titles the puncher has and the number of times they defend those titles. But there are truly special UFC fighters whose greatness cannot be measured by such standards.

Some of the best punchers have ever competed in the UFC but never won the championship. The article below mentioned 5 names that have left the most impression.

Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone is one of the few punches the UFC should have. Cerrone holds the record for the most number of attempts at UFC with 36 games, including 23 wins.

With a record of 23 wins and 13 losses at the UFC, Cerrone is also the person with the highest frequency in this tournament with an average of 3 matches / year. During his playing career, this American boxer has faced many famous punches including Conor McGregor, Benson Henderson or Nate Diaz.

Despite losing the lightweight championship title to Rafael dos Anjos, there is no reason to doubt that Cerrone is the most dangerous and talented puncher in UFC history.

With a combination of deadly Muay Thai skills coupled with gripping experience, Cerrone has built his image as an UFC legend and one of the greatest warriors ever to win a championship.

Nate Diaz

Possessing an excellent skill set along with a cool style makes Diaz one of the most loved punches in the past decade. With victories over names like Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis, Diaz over and over again proves that he is capable of beating anyone at any given moment.

Diaz’s only title match was against former champion Benson Henderson, which he lost by consensus. Despite that loss, Diaz’s performance against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 made him one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time. Weakly judged, but Diaz used his overwhelming fighting style and branding skills to subdue McGregor at 1:48 in the second half.

Diaz’s skills, personality, and popularity have cemented his image as one of the most cherished boxers and the best fighter the UFC has ever had.