Best potential comeback story?

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  1. Fedorgasm

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    Been thinking about Robbie Lawler's career and how he fell into irrelevance, and came back to be the UFC champ.

    It got me wondering if we'd ever see another comeback story as good as his?

    Arlovski had a pretty good case for a while, battling his way back into the top ten at an advanced age. Mark Hunt had a really great career resurgence but never got that title.

    It started me wondering on out of all the fighters that have fallen into irrelevance currently, who would you pick to have a stunning career resurgence?

    I think Jones and brock don't count for this discussion, because while neither are ranked by sherdog, they are still relevant, because both men are likely to receive title shots as soon as they can fight again.
     
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    Bend NvR Break Standing still is actually moving back

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    I want my boy Showtime Pettis make a comeback
     
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    Pettis - a LW contender after a rough patch
    Nick Diaz - clears legal trouble comes back and actually fights and does well
    Cro Cop - raising some more major hell in Bellators HW division and possibly Fedor 2

    Many more. Just a few.
     
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    does cain count? because once dc beats lesnar and rides off into the sunset, the hw belt will probably rest around cain's waist.
     
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    Lesnar winning Vs DC next year.

    Can't think about a nicer guy than Brock.
     
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    Would love for something to happen with Condit.
     
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    Matt brown and mark hunt both come to mind
     
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    Yeah the thread was supposed to be about current guys who are about to make a comeback. Maybe I muddied the waters by mentioning past comebacks.

    Condit would be a good candidate. Pettis might be on his way already
     
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    Pettis is but he's in the worst division to make it all the way back up. Chris Weidman i think still has it in him to make a comeback at the top.
     
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    Johny Hendricks. Went 1-5 from 2016 to 2017 and announced his retirement. Came back two years later as a lightweight and went on to become the most dominant LW champ in history, knocking out Khabib, Ferguson and McGregor (all in the first minute of the first round) in the process.
     
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    ever is of course a long time.

    a Pettis comeback would be sweet.
     
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    Lol I think it's more likely that he moves up to hw now that DC has proven that short guys can win there
     
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    Erick Silva in a few years.
     

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