Mixed martial arts is filled with fighters who have gained a reputation they never earned.

There are plenty of examples of fighters being granted legendary status despite never having really earned that honour.  This occurs mainly because the media will latch on to someone who seems particularly marketable, or a fighter benefits from a shallow or weak division.

Of all the fighters who have ever benefited from a reputation that exceeds their abilities these are the top seven.

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Ian is a MMA writer based out of Toronto, ON Canada. An avid mixed martial arts enthusiast and passionate fan since he was born, Ian has been writing about mixed martial arts for over 5 years.