The 10 Best MMA Fights That Didn't Happen in 2012

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The 10 Best MMA Fights That Didn't Happen in 2012
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Unless you’ve been living under a bridge, you’ve noticed that the injury bug has hit MMA in a big way over the last 12 months.

In an unprecedented rash of injuries, nine UFC main events had at least one of the fighters scheduled to compete be forced to pull out due to injury, and in the process lost a ton of highly anticipated bouts.

Throw in what felt like over a hundred fighters bowing out of various fights this year, and Zuffa may need to give Joe Silva and Sean Shelby a raise with all of the extra work they’ve had to do over the last 12 months.

Every single fight on this list was set to take place at one point of another in 2012, but due to injuries, suspensions, failed drug tests, and in one case a motorcycle accident, these high-profile matchups never quite made it to the cage.

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