It almost goes without saying that UFC fighters are intimidating. Dedicating most of his life to being highly skilled at beating people does just that. That being said, there are some fighters out there who are a lot more dangerous than others.
There are many reasons why a fighter can prove to be particularly intimidating. Anything from elite level wrestling skills to one punch knockout power can send competitors running for the hills.
Other times, the intimidating factor is as much psychological as it is physical. Some fighters have a degree of focus and intensity that others find disturbing.
In this list, we’ll take a look at five UFC fighters, past and present, that no one wanted to fight:
#5. UFC Light Heavyweight Legend Glover Teixeira
Jan Blachowicz’s next challenger first appeared in the UFC in 2012. He came with the reputation of a killer due to his 15-straight wins before his debut. Many of these victories came through brutal endings including 13 TKO/KO victories. Teixeira had not lost a fight since 2005 and was widely known as the man who eventually defeated Jon Jones.
Teixeira started 5–0 in the UFC, which included wins over Kyle Kingsbury and James Te-Huna as well as a round one TKO over Ryan Bader. Unfortunately for Teixeira, he was unable to fulfill the prophecy of ending Jon Jones’ dominance. ‘Bones’ won by unanimous decision against a Kazukenbo specialist at UFC 172.
In the years that followed, Teixeira remained a dominant figure in the light heavyweight division. He currently holds the record for most submission wins and most finishes in UFC light heavyweight history.