Greatness is attained by those destined to live in the history books. Fighters win world championships and go on to enter the Hall of Fame by putting together a career of impressive highlights that are typically held in place by milestone moments.
Unfortunately, many stars reach the opportunity for a career milestone and end up falling just short when it matters the most.
Do you know the difference in almost winning a close battle and losing one? When it comes to the record books, almost winning and getting completely demolished carry the same weight. As my grandmother used to say, “Almost only counts in horseshoes, hand-grenades and attempted murder.”
Here is a countdown of the 10 fighters who came so very close to excellence, but went home with nothing but heartache and stitches.