Khabib is a much more appropriate example after tonight. Travis Browne has beaten bigger names and shown some serious heart and mounted comebacks that should have proved he's legit. Browne has at least been secured in the top 10 and 5 for some time as well. He just lost to the better fighter tonight and losing to a #2 guy like Werdum isn't really a huge "derailing".
Khabib on the other hand hasn't really fought established UFC fighters yet, but he's crowned as the next title holder without wins against any notable fighters in his division like Donald Cerrone, TJ Grant, Benson Henderson, Michael Johnson, Erik Koch, Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson and Anthony Pettis. Now THAT'S being easily impressed. I'm honestly not sure if RdA deserved that #5 ranking but I suppose his streak was good enough in the UFCs eyes.
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Last edited by TH1RTE3N; 04-19-2014 at 11:00 PM.