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Was anyone gifted more title shots than Randy Couture?

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  1. Kvolcom Brown Belt

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    Randy Couture got a title shot against Chuck after losing 2 straight fights.

    Got a title shot against Vitor coming off a loss

    Got a title shot against Chuck for 1 win against Mike Van Arsdale(perfect style matchup)

    Got another title shot against Tim Sylvia coming off a loss



    He got 3 UFC title fights after he lost his last fight....Has anyone ever got 1 title shot coming off a loss? curious
     
  2. cabear Brown Belt

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    which is why dana took it so hard when randy went against the ufc.
     
  3. DRTP91 Orange Belt

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    Different times. He was a huge name, him and Liddell took the sport to another level with tuf.
     
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  4. Tylerlikesmma Brown Belt

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    Probably Urijah Faber.

    dude won the premier FW title before 145 was in the UFC tho. He should be recognized more as a legit former champ, imo
     
  5. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Randy is a legend. Back then they were trying to use him to push other fighters. He was old even way back then, lol. But he fucked it up and beat younger guys that he was supposed to lose to. It won him over with the fans and UFC.
     
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  6. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He’s got that Dana White Privelege.

    BJ Penn too.
     
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  7. TR1 Red Belt

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    Holly Holm had pretty ridiculous title shots.
     
  8. Megatronlee Silver Belt

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    No such thing. This is sports entertainment
     
  9. CashMoney1991 Blue Belt

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    to be fair HW division was thin as fuck back then LHW wasn't that amazing either
     
  10. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt

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    PUT SOME RESPEK
     
  11. Handsome Bruce Christian Conservative Banned

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    He had that Dana White Privilege.
     
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    This right here... the sport was still growing then, and Randy was one of the few stars. There were only 4 divisions then, and the pool of fighters was much smaller. Those guys helped build the sport we have today.
     
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    Conor was given a LW title shot with zero wins in the division, and a second LW title-shot after a two year absence

    Dana white privilege
     
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    He beat sylvia when sylvia had the shallower thanna kiddy pool heavy weight division otherwise cleared out. Ya ts youre right, but randy had some good wins up to just about the end of his career too. Everyone back then wanted to see fedor couture more than anything too.
     
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    He’s a legend. He deserved it all.
     
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  17. GODZILLA213 Genocide Revised

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    Can't belive you would include the shot against Vitor to strengthen you're argument. I still dont consider Vitor a former LHW champion.
     
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  18. NoSmilez Silver Belt

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    You are missing alot of context. He challenged for the HW belt and lost. He then got granted a shot at LHW championship. Nobody was moving up or down back then except for Randy and BJ. BJ went on strike though. Randy was a good boy until he wanted to chase Fedor.
     
  19. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    Frankie Edgar got a title shot against Benson Henderson coming off a loss.
    He also got a title shot against Jose Aldo coming off two straight losses.
     
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  20. Paolo Delutis Silver Belt

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    Way to remove all the key details as to why just to fit your narrative...

    You should work in news reporting
     
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