20 MMA Fighters Who Are Better Than Their Record

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20 MMA Fighters Who Are Better Than Their Record
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They say that it isn't how many beat, it's who you beat. This little slice of wisdom is perhaps nowhere more applicable than to MMA.

After all, who is the better fighter: B.J. Penn (16-8-2) or Nick Thompson (38-14-1)?

With all due respect to the Goat, I rest my case.

Here, we will take a look at 20 mixed martial artists whose professional records do no justice to what they have accomplished, or how skilled they are.

Some criteria for the list:

First, to be included a fighter must have a sub-.750 winning percentage.

Second, the fighter must be active.

Third, draws are not factored into a fighter's winning percentage for the purpose of this list.

Fourth, and this is a bit of a gray area, the fighter must not have accumulated most of his losses near the end of his career when he was/is a husk of his former self (you won't find Wanderlei Silva here).

Let's get started.

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