The most infamous boxer on planet earth is the legendary Floyd Mayweather. His 50-0 record is unmatched by any boxer in the sport today. However, what is hidden beneath the record is the trials and tribulations that he has faced. Even the great Mayweather suffered a loss in the semi-finals of the 1996 Olympics to Serafim Todorov. Despite the loss (though controversial), the loss does not appear on his professional record.
In MMA, the feat is even more difficult as you are matched up with the best possible opponents every time you compete. As you work your way up through the UFC and Bellator, the strength of competition increases. Additionally, matchups are selected by the organization rather than the fighter and manager.
Throughout an athlete’s career the hurdles and roadblocks are what shape them into becoming great. Fighters like Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, and Conor McGregor have all been featured in UFC cards to open up the year so far. All three have had gold around their waist (Poirier held the interim title), yet all have had losses on their road to gold. Only a select few have been able to capture the title with the -0 on their record. Even fewer have been able to retire with the zero next to their name.
We will dive into the UFC athletes who are currently undefeated, and look at the names on their resumes so far. We will also look at which fighter’s records are truly unblemished, and which have losses similar to that of Mayweather.