In the era of exclusive contracts and intelligent breaks between fights, Matt Hughes’ ability to rack up 45 professional wins is truly impressive. However, if you fought in a time or for organizations that didn’t give a hoot about your brain’s structural integrity or if you fought for other promotions, the potential number of wins is mind-boggling. We’ve tracked down these five guys that (for the most part) combined noticeable talent with non-stop fighting to rack up some serious numbers, but were never able to grab a major title. (For the sake of simplicity we’ll consider ‘major’ the generally agreed top five: UFC, Pride, Strikeforce, WEC and Bellator.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz5D0OlcK4c Never heard of Travis Fulton? Don’t feel bad, many MMA fans haven’t. Statistics guys, however, love this dude. It’s simple really. How do you become the winningest pro fighter in MMA history with 250 W’s? Simple: never stop fighting. Not only has Fulton fought in over 300 pro mixed martial arts fights, he’s managed to do so in just eighteen years. To put it in perspective, Anderson Silva has competed in 39 professional fights and has been fighting only a year less than The Ironman. He’s been called ‘champ’ a few times in smaller promotions, but the majors have stayed out of his reach.