While fans witnessed several new champions and dominating performances, they also witnessed some devastating losses. That said, let's take a look at 5 UFC fighters who had a bad run in 2021.
McGregor lost both the fights, a rematch and trilogy against Dustin Poirier, in 2021. Furthermore, 'The Notorious' one got knocked out for the first time in his career against a bitter rival.
Garbrandt had two fights in 2021, which he lost, a unanimous decision against Rob Font and a devastating first-round TKO loss against Kai Kara-France.
Weili lost her UFC women's strawweight title against Rose Namajunas via a dominating first-round head-kick KO at UFC 261. Then, she failed again in the rematch at UFC 268, this time via a split decision.
Woodley had the worst year of all in and out of the UFC. He lost his only UFC fight of 2021 against Vicente Luque via first-round submission (Brabo choke). Then, he lost two boxing matches against Jake Paul and got brutally knocked out in the rematch.
'Wonderboy' lost both fights in 2021 via unanimous decision against Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad.