Martial Arts – UFC: Worst Title Reigns Of All Time
Not all UFC title rules go down as incredible ones – for different reasons, be it an absence of title resistances, a bizarre start or closure of the rule, there have been a lot of worst title reigns in Ultimate Fighting Championship history as well.
That does not imply that the contenders who had such terrible rules are or were awful warriors – truth be told, two or three them could be considered among the untouched greats in UFC history. It is simply that their title rule did not go down as arranged.
In this article, Allsportspk presents five of the most exceedingly worst title reigns in Ultimate Fighting Championshiphistory – with a couple of decent notices, as well.
Dave Menne – UFC Middleweight title
The debut UFC Middleweight champion, Dave Menne beat Gil Castillo to end up the ruler of the recently shaped 185lbs division at the notoriously terrible UFC 33 appear in 2001. It was a solid accomplishment, however reasonably, Menne was never the best 185lber on the planet.
One cannot in reality be in beyond any doubt how he got the shot at the new title given he had lost his past battle to understudy Hiromitsu Kanehara, truth be told.
Regardless of the majority of his experience – a record of 31-7-2 subsequent to beating Castillo – unmistakably there were preferable 185lbers over Menne in the UFC, and it shocked no one when he lost his title in his first barrier against Brazilian Murilo Bustamante. Menne did not disrespect himself in his title rule, however it remains a feeble reference in UFC history.
BJ Penn – UFC Welterweight title
Broadly perceived as a standout amongst the most capable warriors in UFC history, BJ Penn pulled off a hotshot disturbed when he climbed from 155lbs to gag out long-lasting Welterweight champ Matt Hughes at Ultimate Fighting Championship46 in mid 2004.
Lamentably, as opposed to stamp his own Hughes-like inheritance, Penn moved to the Japanese K-1 advancement and battle in irregular weight classes – driving the UFC to strip him of the title.
Penn’s turn abandoned him outwardly of the UFC searching in for well over a year, and was the motivation for the UFC presenting the famous ‘champion’s clause’ into their agreements – guaranteeing that a warrior could never again escape to an opponent advertiser while holding a UFC title.
Be that as it may, they were not able prevent Penn from moving – which implies his title rule goes down as one of the most noticeably worst ever.
Josh Barnett – UFC Heavyweight title
At the point when Josh Barnett vanquished long-ruling victor Randy Couture at UFC 36 to end up the UFC’s Heavyweight boss, it resembled the unfolding of another period. Barnett was only 25 years of age, had only one misfortune to his name, and for the most part looked like maybe the best warrior on earth.
It was not to be, however – ‘The Babyface Assassin’ fizzled a post-battle tranquilize test for anabolic steroids and was thusly deprived of his title.
The fizzled test transformed Barnett into an outsider in the MMA world, and instead of make an arrival to the Octagon, he moved to Japan, further muddying his notoriety. While he effectively came back to the UFC in 2013, his dubious title reign remains likely the most exceedingly terrible in Heavyweight history.
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