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  1. BrunswickMAF Blue Belt

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    Who's a fighter that lost but still either got moved up in rankings or gained respectability from a great performance.

    I'd say Hendricks (although controversial) his GSP loss definitely legitimized him. Also Griffin after the first Ortiz fight
     
  2. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Gus after Jones
    Sonnen after Silva
     
  3. Dan155 Green Belt

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    Even though he already had mad respect from the old-school community, Shogun was legitimized in U.S. circles after his first fight against Machida. He dropped one of the worst, most perplexingly indefensible decisions in the history of the sport despite flat-out battering Machida from bell-to-bell and was seen as the de facto champ after that in most people's eyes.
     
  4. BrunswickMAF Blue Belt

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    I totally forgot about Gus. That's definitely a big one
     
  5. MDubz2009 Blue Belt

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    Pretty sure Soto got a big bump up after fighting TJ.
     
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    Jones vs. Hamill
    Brilz vs. Minotouro
    Sapp vs. Nog
     
  7. KillerElite Carlos Condit knees people in the face

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    No, machida won that fight but barely.
     
  8. KhabibTheBeagle Silver Belt

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    He was ranked #15 for a short while.
     
  9. BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    He should. He did a good job on such short notice.
     
  10. Twelve75 Banned Banned

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    you can lose or not even fight for months and still move up in the women's ranking.
     
  11. LogicalError Purple Belt

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    In Joe Rogan and some other people's eyes.
     
  12. Gonischua Blue Belt

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    Agular after the Claudia fight
     
  13. Dan155 Green Belt

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    Agreed, assuming that by "other people" you mean the ones who watched the fight.
     
  14. TrueBias Silver Belt

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    I believe that if youre robbed a decision, and i think this thread was made in last nights Johnson's robbery, then the ranking should be unchanged at worst.
     
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    Stipe after JDS fight
    He put a helluva fight and fought JDS in his own style
     
  16. KhabibTheBeagle Silver Belt

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    Officially, there is no "robbery" because it's your opinion against someone else's. From all the debating, I'd say that fight was too close to be considered a robbery, just because your homeboy lost.
     
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    Rory/Condit
    GSP/Hughes 1
    Maybe Lawler after first Hendricks fight
     

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