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Old 07-11-2011, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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25 Greatest Comebacks in UFC History...

So I was perusing through the usual video archives of MMA fights and stumbled upon Anderson Silva vs Chael. Usually I watch his fights multiple times. I wanted to forever etch that moment at the bar when I bet money on em and everybody was goading me to take my bet back. All I said stoically albeit a bit nervous..."I have faith." After watching it a second time, man it was just as exciting. Got to see a few different things I missed; kimura, heel hook attempt by Silva, RNC attempt by Chael, Anderson grabbing at his ribs in the end of the first, listening to cornerman, the actual tap out from Chael among others.

Joe Rogan: "Even though Chael is clearly winning all four rounds you can never count out a fighter like Anderson Silva."

Several minutes later bam...triangle/ arm bar submission.

Then I received this article this morning which is pretty coincidental. It's all up to date including the Pat Barry vs Cheick Kongo fight. So I'd like to share it with all of you seeing some of the content has been lacking a bit as of late...

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/7...in-ufc-history

Bonus Articles:

Five TUF winners who need a win.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/7...who-need-a-win

Hendo Eyeing JBJ:

http://bleacherreport.com/tb/baayX

I'll be posting up some more articles to get this forum buzzing. I see a lot of redundant threads some interesting some well...not so much...hah...hah!
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice article but I feel Irvin vs Martin was a better comeback then Leben Vs. Martin.

Considering Irvin was straight getting dominated on the ground by Martin and to land a sweeeet flying knee for the victory at the beginning of the next round, can't believe they left that one out.
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Nice article but I feel Irvin vs Martin was a better comeback then Leben Vs. Martin.

Considering Irvin was straight getting dominated on the ground by Martin and to land a sweeeet flying knee for the victory at the beginning of the next round, can't believe they left that one out.

I dont know man, Leben was getting absolutly schooled in that fight and (before getting the KO) looked like getting KO'd him self towards the end having been wrestled to death the previous rounds. Im a massive Leben fan and this is one of my favorite Leben fights.

I was going to make a thread about this topic asking for peoples top 5.
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I dont know man, Leben was getting absolutly schooled in that fight and (before getting the KO) looked like getting KO'd him self towards the end having been wrestled to death the previous rounds. Im a massive Leben fan and this is one of my favorite Leben fights.

I was going to make a thread about this topic asking for peoples top 5.
That's a good point but in no way did I mean the leben comback wasn't worthy of being on that list, I just thought the Irvin was more deserving, especially over the royce vs severn one.
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Not so much a comeback but the one that sticks in my mind is Gabe Gonzaga vs Kevin Jordan. 2 1/2 rounds of nothing and looking like Jordan was taking one of the worst decisions in mma history and then suddenly just an insane KO!
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Is Edgar/Maynard 2 mentioned? Even though the fight went to a draw, Edgar was absolutely destroyed in that first round and then came back to fight four more rounds. This is why he is the champ.
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Is Edgar/Maynard 2 mentioned? Even though the fight went to a draw, Edgar was absolutely destroyed in that first round and then came back to fight four more rounds. This is why he is the champ.
Maybe the writer was looking from a comeback win perspective although that was still a HUGE comeback nonetheless. I don't think anybody expected Edgar to get pummelled like that and actually survive. It's amazing how fighters have that ability to recover. I use to see that all the time with Wanderlei. He comes charging in, gets clipped, falls down, recovers and repeats til he overwhelms his opponent. Diego has excellent recovery as well along with GSP although he rarely takes much damage these days. I wonder how they train differently; plyometrics, circuit trying, maybe. It's tiring enough to be in a fight, but to get hit and be able to shake it off.

Come to think of it there probably will be a Kongo vs Barry x 2 down the road.
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Is Edgar/Maynard 2 mentioned? Even though the fight went to a draw, Edgar was absolutely destroyed in that first round and then came back to fight four more rounds. This is why he is the champ.
Thats the first thing I thought. Edgar took a beating and arguably could have won a split decision.
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Well if we are talking incredible comebacks then i would say Brock Lesnar weathering a brutal 5 minute attack from the hardest hitting heavyweight in MMA history before coming back to secure a submission has to be up there.

In fact it was better than the Chael V Anderson comeback in my mind because Chael dominated Anderson but never seriously hurt him, whereas Carwin actually kicked the shit out of Brock for the whole first round.


Kongo v Barry was quite unbelievable as well.
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Well if we are talking incredible comebacks then i would say Brock Lesnar weathering a brutal 5 minute attack from the hardest hitting heavyweight in MMA history before coming back to secure a submission has to be up there.

In fact it was better than the Chael V Anderson comeback in my mind because Chael dominated Anderson but never seriously hurt him, whereas Carwin actually kicked the shit out of Brock for the whole first round.


Kongo v Barry was quite unbelievable as well.
Yep all those fights were on the list...pretty high up in ranking.
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