Every sport has its curse.
Football has the Madden Curse. Baseball has the Curse of the Bambino. Indy Racing League has the Andretti Curse.
MMA is no different, as many longtime fans know.
The Iceman's Curse is the most well-known curse in MMA as the light heavyweight title has never remained around the waist of someone for more than two title defenses ever since Chuck Liddell got knocked out by Rampage Jackson.
The curse has not only immediate effects, as many of those affected by it have had a steep downturn in their careers after losing the title.
This Saturday, current champ Jon Jones has a chance to break the curse as he faces the toughest challenge in his career when he fights Lyoto Machida. With that in mind I decided to look back at those affected by this curse as well as talk about Jones' chances of being the man to break it.