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Old 02-19-2010, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Losses that have helped a fighters Career

I seen a thread asking what losses have affected a fighter negatively. So I was thinking about fighter that have taken a loss and come back better.

The obvious one is GSP to Serra, the guy has been wrecking people since than.

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Fitch losing to GSP, this just might be my personal one, I gained a lot of respect for the guy for standing in for all five. Mir to Lesnar is another one that comes to mind, Mir looks like he pulled a BJ Penn and started taking his cardio seriously and isn't just leaning on talent anymore.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Frank Mir losing to Lesnar.

Rampage losing to Shogun is the most underrated, he went on a tear, won and unified the UFC and Pride titles all while facing top guys all in a row, except Eastman.
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Ya Mir is a good one in recent memory.

BJ losing to GSP in the rematch. He looks more unstoppable now.
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Shogun's loss to Machida. Nobody gave him a chance before the fight now he's the uncrowned king
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Shogun's loss to Machida. Nobody gave him a chance before the fight now he's the uncrowned king
That could go ethier way too. I mean we all know Machida lost maybe he will come back even better for the rematch.
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I cant believe nobody mentioned GSP losing to the Terra Serra, it made him a complete animal and made him step up his game even further which it was already high..
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I cant believe nobody mentioned GSP losing to the Terra Serra, it made him a complete animal and made him step up his game even further which it was already high..
I did, said it was the obvious one at the start of the thread
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That's also what I was going to put.

Can I say Forrest losing to Silva, then coming back and whomping Tito? I realize Tito isn't the fighter Silva is, but, OK, it's my opinion.
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Obvious choices: Hughes vs GSP 1 and GSP vs Serra 1.

Marquardt losing to Leites really turned Nate into a killer. Let's see if the Sonnen loss will turn him into an even bigger one.

Tito ortiz losing to Frank Shamrock turned Tito into one of the best fighters ever in MMA. He went on a sick, sick streak, which featured beating Silva, Kondo, Vladdy, Sinosic and Sideburns Shamrock. Tito gets a lot of shit, and it's deserved, but the guy was one of the best champions ever in MMA.
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I'm sure I am going to get flamed, but how do we know what Mir's loss to Lesnar has done for his career yet? Yeah, he beat Kongo... I get it... But it's not like he's on a 3 win streak against contenders. IMO, Mir is less of a conteder today than he was before UFC 100.
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