6) Jake Ellenberger
There haven’t been too many UFC welterweights who have hit the proverbial wall quite like Jake Ellenberger.
And even though the heavy-handed veteran has finished admirable opponents in the past, specifically Jake Shields, Josh Koscheck, and Nate Marquardt, “The Juggernaut” has never truly cashed in on his athletic potential.
Along the way, the UFC had backed Ellenberger to the fullest. Pegging him as one of the most dangerous entities in the division seemed good on paper, but the 30-year-old has consistently frozen in the biggest of spots.
Since the beginning of 2013, Ellenberger’s UFC record is a lackadaisical 2-5, while being finished three times. And through both of his decision losses, the proclaimed high-caliber wrestler secured just one total takedown.
While his hands are dangerous and have played a major role in his success in the past, Ellenberger is nothing more than a one-trick pony at this point in his career. No matter how the promotion spins it, you can only call a black horse red for so long.