I don't think you understand my method. Reem beat Hunt & Werdum after losing to Stipe. That's a no brainer GOAT point for Stipe. Your point about JDS is more valid... so maybe we keep JDS as a "pending GOAT point" until we see how he does when he comes back. I did the same thing with Mouse's win over Borg. I can't quite give Mouse a GOAT point for beating Borg until I see him fight another legit person. It is a little strange to not give a GOAT point to someone who was on fire prior to the loss to the GOAT... but Tim Silvia was 1 - 2 in his last 3 prior to fighting Fedor, & so an argument could be made that he started slipping before the Fedor fight. If anyone stole Tim's soul... it waz Couture. Brett was undefeated going into the Fedor fight, but he only fought one top guy. It was a good one in Arlovski... but it was also an Arlovski on a skid. However, you gotta give Brett good credit for the Arlovski win. That said, Fedor & Arlovski are literally his only 2 high end fights of his whole career. I just don't see how we can give Fedor a GOAT point for that.