5 "What if" fighters who could have done wonders in UFC

by - soumya ranjan

Not every athlete is able to reach his full potential during his career. May it be due to injury, lack of dedication or any other factors. Here is a list of MMA fighters who were considered the biggest "What ifs".

Cole Konrad - He was a two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion and Bellator's first-ever heavyweight champion. He was a 6 feet 5 inches tall giant of a wrestler. His size and wrestling prowess should have made him a formidable opponent in UFC. But after defending his Bellator heavyweight championship once he retired from the sport. Leaving behind a question mark of what would have happened if he signed with UFC.

Phillip Miller - he was a rising star during the early 2000s. Miller entered the UFC with a 13-0 record and went on to win his first two fights easily. Although it was planned, a confrontation with Phil Baroni never materialized. Miller allegedly requested more money to fight against Baroni, a professional who was 5-1 at the time. The UFC allegedly removed him from the promotion as a result of his demands.

Jimmy Flick - He was one of those fighters who had a size advantage over the rest of the division.  Due to these all of the MMA community was excited to see how his career unfolds. He even made a stunning debut winning the bout with a flying armbar. However, he went on to retire from the sports after the win.

Zabit Magomedsharipov - Since his debut in 2017 he was considered to be a future champion. However, things fell out between him and the promotion leading to him retiring from the promotion in his prime. Currently, he is pursuing his dream of being a doctor. He will be considered one of the greatest wasted potential in the promotion.