The UFC can be a fickle company. Some fighters get the royal treatment, adoration and spotlight while others are left to fend for themselves.
Sometimes it's done intentional. Other times it's just a mater of bad luck. Occasionally it is because of poor choices.
Regardless of the reason, here are 10 fighters who have been screwed over by the UFC.
The poster boy of being screwed over.
Jon Fitch has had terrible misfortune in the UFC. Not because he doesn't win, but because he doesn't win with style.
Fitch is considered one of the most boring fighters in the UFC and Dana White has been quick to express his dislike of Fitch's fighting style.
Despite dominating his competition, Fitch doesn't seem to be in line for a title shot, ever.
Being helpful doesn't mean much.
Jason "Mayhem" Miller is one of the most funny, outspoken and entertaining figures in MMA. He's a fan favorite and everyone is clamoring to see his next fight.
Everyone except for Dana White.
After a career worst performance against Michael Bisping, Dana has said he isn't sure if Miller will fight in the UFC again. While Miller has never been a top competitor, he has always resonated well with the fans.
Not to mention he stepped in on short notice to coach the Ultimate Fighter 14 when Chael Sonnen couldn't. He at least deserves one more fight.
Frank Shamrock was the definition of a dominant champion. The first UFC light heavyweight champion, four successful title defenses and undefeated in the UFC. Why is he not recognized in the Hall of Fame?
Because he and Dana White don't get along.
The breakdown between Shamrock and White could fill an article or two just by itself. Suffice to say, Shamrock will never be recognized as the all-time great that he was.
Here's your title shot... wait, nevermind.
Carlos Condit must feel like a ping pong ball with how how much he's been knocked around lately.
Most fans agree he should have been next in line for a title shot against GSP, but then Nick Diaz came over from Strikeforce.
Then Diaz no showed a pair of press conferences so the shot was given to Condit. Until GSP was injured, that is.
Then Diaz beat BJ Penn to a bloody pulp and was awarded, to Condit's dismay, with a title shot.
But then, GSP got hurt again, and now Condit faces Diaz for the interim title.
While Condit will finally get his title shot it has been anything but fair. Or logical for that matter.
Also known as: Frank Shamrock 2
Another dominant champion who hasn't gotten the recognition he deserves.
Much like Frank Shamrock, Tito Ortiz was a dominant light heavyweight champion with multiple title defenses.
Also like Shamrock, he and Dana White don't get along.
Ortiz and White's feud has been a long and very public one. While the pair seemed to have smoothed things over lately, Ortiz still hasn't been inducted into the Hall of Fame, recognizing the great fighter that he was.
You'll get your turn after all these guys behind you.
Rashad Evans has been waiting for his title shot for about a year-and-a-half now.
And the only reason for that is because he has horribly bad luck.
Rashad was supposed to fight Mauricio Rua for the title in 2010, but a knee injury to Rua prevented that. When Rua was finally healthy, Evans injured his knee, leading his teammate Jon Jones to step in and take his place.
After a major falling out, Evans was set to face Jones for the title, only for Jones to be scrapped from the card due to a hand injury. Evans fought Ortiz instead.
After Jones fought and defeated Quinton Jackson (who Evans defeated to earn the shot in the first place) the two were set to fight again. Only this time, Evans injured his hand.
So Jones fought Machida.
Now, nearly a year-and-a-half later, Evans has to re-earn his No. 1 contender status against Phil Davis to finally get the title shot he should have had in 2010.
With a spectacular kick heard round the world, Anthony Pettis became the last WEC lightweight champion. Along with that honor, he got the chance to become the fifth UFC lightweight champion.
Until Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard fought to a draw.
Edgar and Maynard were scheduled for a rematch and Pettis was forced to take another bout to stay active. His opponent was Clay Guida.
Guida took Pettis down early and despite Pettis' many submission attempts and incredible activity he still lost a unanimous 30-27 decision and was kicked to the back of the line.
With only one loss, Pettis looks like he could still be two or three wins away from his "guaranteed" title shot.
Out of all the people on this list, Fedor Emelianenko is most to blame for what has happened to him.
Emelianenko was an untouchable beast in Pride destroying everyone placed across the cage from him. When Pride folded, people expect him to continue that path in the UFC.
Except he didn't.
M-1, Emelianenko's management team, demanded co-promotion with the UFC for any event the Pride star competed it. Not to mention they demanded the UFC take on several of their other fighters as well.
When the UFC refused, Emelianenko took his talents elsewhere. Only to face his first true loss. Then his second. Then his third.
Emelianenko has recently expressed a desire to fight in the UFC, but the opportunity has long since passed.