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Most surprising career comebacks

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  1. TheShowtime White Belt

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    Im talking about those fighters like Mark Hunt and more recently Robbie Lawler which were almost forgotten a few years ago. Now Hunt is pretty much a legit top 5 ans Lawler came to be a real contender in the ww division. I know we can find much more examples, what's yours ?
     
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    vitor belfort
     
  3. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Matt Brown
     
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    Absolutely agree with Belfort and Matt Brown indeed !
     
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    Fedor

    After losing to Werdum, BF, and Hendo, he came back to whoop on Monson, Ishii, and Pedro Rizzo.
     
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    Mir had his moments too when he submitted Lesnar and then ko'd Nog.

    I hope Arlovski will make a great comeback in the UFC too ...
     
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    Arlovski, didnt' think I'd ever see him again in UFC, also Tito in Bellashit
     
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    Nick Diaz when he beats Anderson Silva, Hendricks, moves up and beats weidman, then moves up once again and KOs Jones with a body shot
     
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    Couture. Maybe more than one even...
     
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    Lol
     
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    Burkman?

    Brown.

    Lawler
     
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    I'm going to say Hunt.
     
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    Lawler and Brown top this list easily.
     
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    Although he left the ufc for strikeforce as a free agent, I don't think many expected him to comeback and make any kind of a run for the ufc lhw belt, especially after losing to Shields. Josh Thomson is another that comes to mind.
     
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    Lawler takes this easily
     
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    Belfort doesn't surprise me, Brown does
     
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    Edit: Thought the thread was turn arounds...
     
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    Hands down. The first Liddell fight was supposed to get Liddell over and put Randy into retirement. That sparked a major career comeback which was extremely unexpected, in which he won the LHW title at age 40. Then he was "retired" by Chuck. He came back to fight Tim Sylvia, a weight class up from the one he retired in, against an opponent who was much bigger and heavily favored. The fight was derided as ridiculous due to Randy's age (43), and Tim's size and dominance. Having defeated Arlovski, this was supposed to be Sylvia's time to have a long run as champ. Randy blew everyone's minds by dominating that fight, and coming out of retirement to win the HW title.

    Randy Couture had not one, but two, completely unexpected and awe-inspiring title runs, either of which would have been an impressive career comeback. If you were watching the sport at the time, you couldn't help but be impressed. You wanna talk career comebacks, you talk about Randy Couture.
     

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