Loss but moved up in rankings

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  1. BrunswickMAF

    BrunswickMAF Orange 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

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Gus after Jones
    Sonnen after Silva
     
  3. Dan155

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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

    BrunswickMAF Orange Belt

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

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    Pretty sure Soto got a big bump up after fighting TJ.
     
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    Inge T I upload things

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    Jones vs. Hamill
    Brilz vs. Minotouro
    Sapp vs. Nog
     
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    KillerElite Carlos Condit knees people in the face

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

    KhabibTheBeagle Papi de la Sherdog

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

    BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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

    Twelve75 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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

    LogicalError Purple Belt

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    In Joe Rogan and some other people's eyes.
     
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    Agular after the Claudia fight
     
  13. Dan155

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

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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.
     
  15. SalvadorAllende

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    Stipe after JDS fight
    He put a helluva fight and fought JDS in his own style
     
  16. KhabibTheBeagle

    KhabibTheBeagle Papi de la Sherdog

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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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