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10 Major UFC Signings That Failed Miserably

We're not angry, we're just disappointed...

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Although a lot of the talent signed by the UFC aren't household names, there are times that the promotion will bring in a fighter who has carved out an exceptional career competing for other organisations. Those signings usually come with a massive amount of hype, as fans play fantasy matchmaker and make predictions on how they'll fare inside the Octagon.

Sometimes fighters come into the promotion and exceed expectations, earning fame, respect and accolades for the level of violence they show. However, while that's every fighters dream, there are far more instances where that hasn't been the case. In hindsight, it's easy to see why some of these signings didn't quite pan out the way that many hoped, but at the time they seemed like good ideas that would lead to many exciting match-ups.

Considering there's been a fair few underwhelming signings, we've decided to pick out the ten fighters who came into the promotion with the buzz of a future champion, but are now seen as intriguing footnotes in UFC history. Let's go down a rather disappointing trip down MMA memory lane...

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