Which fighter has benefited the most from a loss?

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  1. sharkmandude

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    I'd have to go with Gus.
    Loses(get over it) a hard fought but clear decision to Jones but goes from being relatively unknown to the next big thing/future champ/sherdogs hero. The biggest win on his record is shogun and we've seen how shogun has done these past few years.


    Second is Hendricks. Loses 2/3 titles fights but still gets a 4th.
     
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    Justin Eilers
     
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    Gus is a good one.

    Chael in his first fight with Silva.
     
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    Stephan Bonnar, TUF 1......got a 6 figure contract for losing and bled it for a consistently and full length career of mediocrity.....
     
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    On second thought I think it probably is chael
     
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    Oliveira's L to Frankie. Just made him more popular.

    Don't agree with Chael. Chael's mouth got him in big fights even though he was losing, the same goes for Nick. They're fans and mouths got them 2nd shots.
     
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    Matt Hamil?
     
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    TJ Dillashaw:
    He first loses the TUF finale and comes back a more well rounded fighter. Loses his second ever fight (controversial split decision) and bounces back to dethrone Renan Barao for the 135 title.
     
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    I firmly believe Frank Mir losing to Ian Freeman was the best possible thing that could have happened to him.
     
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    Pettis losing to guida
     
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    Gus is taken, so I'll go with Chuck vs Rich because he stopped having to get knocked out.
     
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    Or even Mir being destroyed by Brandon Vera in barely over a minute. If you'd have told me Mir would go on to win the title and beat Big Nog twice, I'd have laughed in your face.
     
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    Gsp.
     
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    Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson, followed by Diego Sanchez vs Martin Kampmann.

    I'm actually a Sanchez fan. But yeah, he benefited the most from those "losses".

    In all seriousness, Pettis, Bonnar and GSP are all good ones.
     
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    Wasn't that his first post-motorcycle injury fight? I would say just getting in there again was HUGE.

    *edit* Just looked it up and it was his 3rd fight back, lost to Marcio Cruz, beat Dan Christison before. So yeah, I gotta think that's when he started to shore up his stand up game.
     
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    Well, his first lost title shot was almost unanimously seen as a win by the folks who watched it, so it is not strange he benefited from it.
     
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    Oh wow. You are not wrong.
     
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    Bonner displayed zero defense against Forrest and made a career out of it. Chael might be a good answer looking at the number of losses on his record; however, he had a run where is wrestling was dominant. Gus went from Techno Viking to assassin in three rounds of a five round fight.
     

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