The UFC has signed hundreds of fighters over decades of fights. Over the years they’ve usually made the right decision at the right time and have built the sport into a gargantuan juggernaut.
But on the rare occasion they have made the wrong decision at the wrong time and it has come back to bite them – hard.
You won’t always be happy with every fighter you sign, but in terms of regrets these guys take the cake.
Many of these guys had a string of terrible performances. Some were knocked out violently. Others turned into the biggest nightmares ever for the UFC outside the cage.
These are the top 10 worst signings that the UFC would love to take back.
The Reem was one of the most overhyped fighters to come over to the UFC after a solid run in Strikeforce and K1. He was busted for outrageous levels of testosterone before his expected meeting with Junior dos Santos, and has lost 3 of 4 by knock out. His resume gave him a huge contract which the UFC likely regrets giving him.