Like any sport, your legs are essential for success in MMA. With damaged knees you can’t run the same, you can be explosive to the same degree, your kicking can be diminished etc. There are plenty examples of fighters not being the same following such injuries ie shogun or tony Ferguson. Knowing this, is there any fighters who have returned from a major knee/leg injury and still performed as good as they once did. The closest example to this is Gsp who dominated the division after an ACL injury however he was less explosive than before. His success most likely is an outlier due to his unprecedented skill. So any examples of fighters who came back from knee or leg injuries as good as they were before?