The fight game is a tough business. It can be be very challenging for athletes to get their way to a chance to compete in the spotlight. Once there, overcoming promotional squabbles, referees, judges and top-tiered competition can prove a task capable by only the strongest of mind, spirit and body. After wading through the aforementioned challenges, one still needs to win over fickle fans.
Recently, some fighters have managed to make a fan of me despite not earning a "W" in the ring. I have added many new names to my twitter feed recently. Fighters I had never heard of are now some of my favourite pugilists. However, this list of fighters are all athletes who won me over while losing. These stars deserve a chance to fight again on major shows.