10 UFC Fighters Whose Division Change Was A Disaster, Including Nate Diaz and Chris Weidman

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For some UFC fighters, changing weight can be the best thing that’s ever happened to them and lead to legendary runs. However, there are other instances where the decision to switch divisions can bring disastrous results. With that in mind, let’s look at 10 fighters who quickly learned changing weight classes was a bad move.

10. Thiago Alves

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9. Holly Holm

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8. Chris Weidman

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7. Nate Diaz

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6. Luke Rockhold

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5. Rashad Evans

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4. Alexander Gustafsson

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3. Darren Till

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2. BJ Penn

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1. Johny Hendricks

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