If Anthony Johnson was to win the LHW belt......

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  1. sampuncher

    sampuncher Purple Belt

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    Would people consider it a better story than Robbie winning the belt back after nearly ten years away and Mark Hunt making the challenge for the title after losing 6 in a row and turning it around?


    Hypothetical of course.
     
  2. blingking

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    No.

    Rumble never hit the lows that the others did and he was always a beast who just cut too much weight.
     
  3. TeamSpaceMonkey

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    I don't know. As soon as I saw him fight at LHW and HW, I knew he'd be back in the UFC. Nonetheless, it's still amazing.
     
  4. Bones245n4847

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    Yes more because the guys he had to go through to get it. Robbie beat a video game on easy mode with no GSP. Rumble had to go through very difficult mode. If you beat Davis-Gus-Jones you are a bad man. Being a welterweight just a few years ago then going to challenge 6'4 and 6'5 monsters makes it that more impressive.
     
  5. Fight Professor

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    Yes, who else went up 2 weight classes and got the belt?
     
  6. Sir RaldoBabalu

    Sir RaldoBabalu Orange Belt

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    Robbie is bigger to me.
     
  7. Kafir-kun

    Kafir-kun not-so-grand mufti of Sherdog

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    I agree. He may have never had the lows that Robbie and Hunt had but beating Jon Jones for the belt would be way bigger than beating Johny Hendricks.
     
  8. Catsmasher 5000

    Catsmasher 5000 Purple Belt

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    Dude who got choked out by koscheck winning the lhw title? Pretty big deal. Also, not such an unlikely outcome.
     
  9. MartyMcFry

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    Yes. Moved up two weightclasses, got cut, came back, suspended, then wins the belt.

    That's an epic journey.
     
  11. The Don

    The Don If there is no struggle, there is no progress Platinum Member

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    I don't know, Hunt's and Lawler's story are pretty hard to beat.
     
  12. DizzyYeahYeah

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    Also his wins to get back to the UFC after being cut.

    Beating Jones > beating Hendricks.

    + Lil Nog is a good win.
     
  13. MMun

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    Rumble will have beaten Gus and Jones, while Robbie fought for the belt post-GSP, and Hunt got a title shot due to injury and lost. Yes.
     
  14. ThunderL1ps

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    It is probably comparable, but I'd still side with Lawler --- although with Lawler, it is more about him maturing as a fighter and probably being in the UFC before he was ready to contend, let alone win a title.

    Johnson's issues are that he wasn't professional enough and maybe he has matured now in that department.

    But with Hunt, he was given up for dead. His story is the best of the bunch, IMO.
     
  15. The Don

    The Don If there is no struggle, there is no progress Platinum Member

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    Also this! :D
     
  16. WhitePython

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    He didn't win it back. He just won it
     
  17. The-AxeMurderer

    The-AxeMurderer Silver Belt

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    Robbie has had such a long and storied career, he's fought for so long and always came up short.

    Like others have said, so many highs lows, so no I don't think so.
     
  18. Fiestar

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    Hunt lost to McCorkle.
     
  19. DLX

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    Agree'd

    I always thought Rumble was one of the most highly underrated prospects, especially after he got shitted on for missing weight and getting cut. I knew if he just had the right discipline, he would go on a run in the UFC.

    Lawler and Hunt just improved their games dramatically.
     
  20. ArtemV

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    Yeah, but Lawler had to go through a division without GSP, Johnson probably wont get the belt, but it would be cool to see him get a shot - except his road ends with Gus knocking him out.
     

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