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10 UFC Fighters To Never Win The Championship Including Dan Henderson

Dec 11, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Jon Jones, left, attacks Dan Henderson during their match at Roseland Theater. Jones won the match. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY SportsCredit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

It is hard to become a champion in the UFC. Only the best of the best rise to the top, and for these 10 fighters, they never reached the pinnacle.

For some, they had the opportunity but were unable to seize the moment.

Others never even had the shot.

From Dan Henderson to Gilbert Melendez, here are the 10 best UFC fighters to never win a championship inside the Octagon.

10. Gilbert Melendez

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9. Chael Sonnen

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8. Nick Diaz

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7. Jake Shields

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6. Jon Fitch

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5. Wanderlei Silva

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4. Nate Diaz

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3. Kenny Florian

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2. Urijah Faber

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1. Dan Henderson

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