The only exception I can think of is Vitor and he's a special case. Older guys that slow down never come back. As a matter of fact, they always decline a bit for a few fights then WHAM they look 80 years old overnight. Randy is the only obvious exception and he never actually slowed down. His performances never changed. He just faced different competition at HW and didn't even look slowed down when he retired at LHW. We're thinking these last few Jones performances are flukes or that he can come back if just changes his camp or something. That's an easy mistake that newer fans always make and I made it too. Eventually, the amount of historical examples of fighters you've seen in this situation just show that it's impossible. Sometime soon over Jones' next few fights, he won't just look like a contender or a champ that lost a close decision; he's going to get Gonzaga'd out of nowhere and then be about where Crop Cop was for the rest of his career after that. It won't be a slow, gradual decline. It will be a whammy from GOAT/ champ to can't even beat the worst guy int the division in a timespan of overnight.