Most Undeserved Title Shots in UFC History

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Most Undeserved Title Shots in UFC History
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC implemented an official fighter rankings system in early 2013, but that hasn't kept the brass from granting some truly undeserving fighters title shots. 

There seems to be a certain flippancy with which title shots are handed out in the UFC. While this isn't some new phenomenon, it is one aspect of the fight game that drives fans up the wall. 

Preferential treatment is routinely given to fighters that are able to sell tickets and pay-per-views. It isn't about just the fight, but also the narrative the UFC can build around the matchup. 

There are plenty of UFC title shots that have left fans scratching their collective heads over the last 20 years. As such, this list has been broken up into three categories: 

1. Fighters moving weight classes

2. Fighters with little UFC experience

3. Fighters coming off of losses

Each category is comprised of the five most egregiously given title shots. As a note, these lists are not based on the results of the fight but rather the initial reaction to the matchup.

Obviously, all lists are open to interpretation, so please feel free to include your picks for the most undeserving title shots in UFC history in the comments section below. 

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