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5 Unluckiest UFC Fighters

With the calendar reading Friday the 13th it seems logical to look at a few UFC fighters who have dealt with their share of bad luck in the Octagon. In some cases, injuries have ravaged otherwise brilliant careers. In others, fate dictated a disappointing defeat or questionable judging brought down hopes of a title-shot. In all, the involved athletes simply couldn’t catch a break…unless it involved a bone, of course. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)

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  • SBERG says:

    Pettis unlucky? Huh? He just won the belt….That kinda wipes away any thought of unlucky….
    As far as the others the only one that really falls into unlucky status is Cruz due to the injuries. The other guys just lost. And please take Hendo off the list…win or lose that guy has had a career most people in the business can only dream about…

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Pettis has gone almost 2 yrs without a fight and yet he’s still technically the champ of his weight class..seems fair

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Cruz reinjured himself training didnt he? If so thats not bad luck just bad judgement.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Forgot to mention sonnen. Hes beat top guys. Gives us entertainment but still no title. Bad luck is making a title run when gso, a silva, and jon jones are the only available title shots and u lose 3 times for a belt people dream of wearing. I never liked chael but he would make a great champ.

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  • SBERG says:

    @gunner..
    So is Cruz not supposed to train for a fight?…Really?
    And i love Sonnen but he lost plain and simple. He got the chance 3 times and couldn’t do it. That wasn’t good or bad luck..he just lost to a better fighter.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Pettis has gone almost 2 yrs without a fight and yet he’s still technically the champ of his weight class..seems fair

    AO, is that a bit of a swipe at Pettis? Not quite sure what to make of your comment.

    In any case, Pettis has never gone even a full year between fights, let alone two. Within the past 18 months he made Lauzon & Cerrone look like complete amateurs, then captured the belt by making quick work of the 3x defending champ.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    No it was a typo, was suppose to say Cruz not Pettis..not sure how I didn’t catch that

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    *correction of my comment up top, downvote it to hell, not this one though*

    Cruz has went almost 2 yrs without a fight and yet he’s still technically the champ of his weight class..seems fair

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    @SBERG The problem was that Cruz wasn’t training for a fight though, the dr told him light work out and nothing with his legs, and he flat out said that he didn’t listen because he was impatient, and screwed it up again.

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  • SBERG says:

    @ Alpha ….
    Ok i’ll give you that but of anyone on that list he’s the only one I see that the bad luck moniker should be applied to, whether deserved or not….

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