Most impressive loss column?

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CwB
1/19/10 10:46:23PM
I was just recently looking at records and one fighter in particular came up (ill get to him in a minute) who has 5 losses and all were to top Five fighters. So i was wonderin who else has an impressive loss record (only losses are to cream of the crop fighters)

Rich Franklin 25-5
Losses to
Machida
A. Silva x2
Hendo
Belfort


Now, ignoring the obvious (undefeated fighters and fighters with only a few losses) who else has an impressive Loss record and Who Has The Most Impressive

Edit remembered another:

Big nog 32-5-1
Losses to
Henderson
Fedor x2
Barnett
Mir
Boo_Radley21
1/19/10 10:58:53PM
Sean Sherk - 33-4-1
Losses to:
Matt Hughes
Georges St Pierre
BJ Penn
Frankie Edgar

Chuck Liddell - 21-7-0
Losses to:
Randy Couture
Jeremy Horn
Quinton Jackson x2
Keith Jardine
Shogun Rua
(Jardine is his only questionable loss the rest are/were top competition)

Randy Couture:
Losses to:
Vitor Belfort
Chuck Liddell
Brock Lesnar
Minotauro Nogueira
Josh Barnett
Ricco Rodriguez
Enson Inoue
and two no names but those other losses make up for it. And Rodriguez/Barnett were better then.
lohmann
1/19/10 11:02:24PM
BJ Penn's losses are the most impressive to me, mostly because they take place against great fighters that are remarkably bigger than he is, and he never has been blasted by any of them (except GSP the second time). St. Pierre and Hughes are the greatest welterweights of all time and Machida can debatably lay claim to a spot as one of the four or five greatest light heavyweights ever.

Penn (15-5):
Georges St. Pierre
Matt Hughes
Georges St. Pierre
Lyoto Machida
Jens Pulver

Nogueira (32-5), who probably has the most consistently difficult fights in the history of MMA's heavyweights, has losses to Fedor Emelianenko twice, Josh Barnett, Dan Henderson, and Frank Mir.

Couture's record statistically is putrid, but his ten losses include Barnett, Rodriguez, Liddell twice, Lesnar, and Nogueira.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-5):
Frank Mir
Josh Barnett
Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko
Dan Henderson

Randy Couture (17-10):
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Brock Lesnar
Chuck Liddell
Chuck Liddell
Vitor Belfort
Ricco Rodriguez
Josh Barnett
Valentijn Overeem
Mikhail Illoukhine
Enson Inoue
grappler0000
1/19/10 11:05:23PM
Pawel Nastula 1-4
--losses to--
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Aleksander Emelianenko
Josh Barnett
Dong Yi Yang

Kenneth Williams 0-2
--losses to--
Chuck Liddell
Rampage Jackson

Boo_Radley21
1/19/10 11:06:06PM
lol you got randy down while i was editing him and liddell into my original post
karn501
1/20/10 12:00:06AM
Diego sanchez not a big fan but his only losses are kos fitch and penn
ncordless
1/20/10 2:19:46AM
Bibiano Fernandes (7-2)
Losses:
Urjiah Faber (2nd fight of career)
Kid Yamamoto (3rd fight of career)
mrsmiley
1/20/10 6:32:54AM
Mark Coleman


Losses to:


Big Nog
Fedor x2
Shogun
Crocop
Maurice Smith
Pete WIlliams
Pedro Rizzo
Boo_Radley21
1/20/10 4:27:30PM
Vitor Belfort: 19-8-0
Losses to:
Randy Couture x2
Tito Ortiz
Chuck Liddell
Dan Henderson
Kazushi Sakuraba
Alistair Overeem x2

Tito Ortiz: 15-7-1
Losses to:
Guy Mezger
Frank Shamrock
Randy Couture
Chuck Liddell x2
Lyoto Machida
Forrest Griffin

Tim Sylvia: 25-6-0
Losses to:
Frank Mir
Andrei Arlovski
Randy Couture
Minotauro Nogueira
Fedor Emelianenko
Ray Mercer
(Like him or not, other than Mercer he's only lost to top competition)
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