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6/28/13 11:51 PM
1/1/01
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http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/11/Sherdogs-Top-10-MMA-Upsets-53453

BJ over Hughes didnt even make an honourable mention. Its the only time in MMA history a lighter fighter has gone up in weight to not just beat but finish the reigning, undisputed #1 fighter and champ on a streak.

This confirms that its the most underated, forgotten upset.
6/28/13 11:56 PM
4/13/07
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only underrated and forgotten by the maker of that list.

6/29/13 1:22 AM
1/6/08
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One time I bought a cup off the sherdog store and the corner melted Phone Post
6/29/13 9:51 AM
12/23/02
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I thought a lot of people had thought BJ would win that fight on here. I don't know maybe my memory sucks.
6/29/13 10:03 AM
3/19/02
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Most people figured Hughes would dominate BJ. Despite the fact that BJ was an amazing fighter-- BJ had got beaten by Pulver who was Hughes' teammate.

Pulver had made the comment that if he was able 'to take the wind out of BJ's sail' then Hughes was going to sink the ship. Something to that effect.

Great fight!!

6/29/13 10:09 AM
1/1/01
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While not quite Serra/GSP-level, I would have put Mo Smith over Coleman as more than just an honorable mention.
That was a massive, massive shock that was #1 for 5-6 years.
6/29/13 10:14 AM
9/5/11
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BJ beat the number one lightweight in the world immediately before moving up in weight and beating the number one welterweight in the world.

Pretty sweet. Phone Post 3.0
Edited: 6/29/13 10:36 AM
4/13/07
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just a quick note from what I found.

betting odds
Hughes was -240
Fedor was -1000
GSP was -1300
Crocop was -450 vs. Gonzaga
Little Nog was -2000 vs sok
Liddell was -230 vs Couture in the first fight
6/29/13 10:35 AM
9/5/11
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mose - just a quite note from what I found.

betting odds

Hughes was -240
Fedor was -1000
GSP was -1300
Crocop was -450 vs. Gonzaga
Little Nog was -2000 vs sok
Liddell was -230 vs Couture in the first fight
That's quite a quite note... Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 10:36 AM
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typing too fast, thinking too slow. lol.
6/29/13 10:50 AM
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Fedors loss to Werdum wasn't that much of an surprise to me. I had considered putting a small bet against Fedor.

Given his new lifestyle, decreased training, loss of motivation, comments in media, I had been expecting him to lose for quite some time.

That's why the AA KO was so epic. I thought the time had come, than KAAPLOW!!! Phone Post 3.0
6/29/13 10:52 AM
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I remember on the boards there was a ton of people who thought BJ was going to beat Hughes.

Upset for sure, but no where close to one of the biggest of all time.
6/29/13 11:13 AM
10/16/07
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MMA Lives Here -
IsmokeCrack - Fedors loss to Werdum wasn't that much of an surprise to me. I had considered putting a small bet against Fedor.

Given his new lifestyle, decreased training, loss of motivation, comments in media, I had been expecting him to lose for quite some time.

That's why the AA KO was so epic. I thought the time had come, than KAAPLOW!!! Phone Post 3.0
Bwaaahahaha Phone Post
? fedor was clearly in decline, he'd moved from tactician to brawler, something we see all the time, a grappler who started looking for.ko's.


Taking nothing away from the criminally underrated Werdum who himself is excellent. Phone Post
6/29/13 11:39 AM
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Domingo - While not quite Serra/GSP-level, I would have put Mo Smith over Coleman as more than just an honorable mention.
That was a massive, massive shock that was #1 for 5-6 years.

I missed that too. Wtf? This was one of the game changers
6/29/13 12:11 PM
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RKing85 - I remember on the boards there was a ton of people who thought BJ was going to beat Hughes.

Upset for sure, but no where close to one of the biggest of all time.

I dont remember that.

Also, BJ did dominate Gomi the fight before but that was before Gomi was the Fireball Kid and no one knew who he was either. The fight before that, BJ had a draw with Uno (even though he shoulda won 3-2).

Conversely, Hughes was a rampage, beating Trigg, Sherk, Castillo, Newton and Sakurai.

Again, this is the only time in history a fighter has gone up in weight to dethrone a sitting, reigning undisputed champ and one who was also a roll like that. It is easily one of the biggest and it wasnt be close dec. It was a first round sub.
6/29/13 2:43 PM
12/6/09
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Another HUGE upset that never gets mentioned was the unranked Juturo Nakao chocking unconscious the 3x reigning and then current UFC champion Pat Miletich

6/29/13 3:35 PM
1/1/01
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although I guess to be fair, BJ Penn nut huggers pick him to win every fight.
6/29/13 4:03 PM
11/25/09
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Houston Alexander launching Jardine into orbit in 48 seconds only months after he beat Forrest and months before he beat Chuck has to be up there.

Odds for that night:
Jardine -600
Alexander +450

Here's a great list that has the top upsets all time and has the fight odds at the time for each one:
http://www.tapology.com/rankings/all-time-greatest-upsets-in-mma-and-ufc-history
6/29/13 4:08 PM
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Malvert the Janitor - BJ beat the number one lightweight in the world immediately before moving up in weight and beating the number one welterweight in the world.

Pretty sweet. Phone Post 3.0
Gomi wasn't #1 at the time. He was #2, behind B.J. Phone Post
6/29/13 4:56 PM
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RKing85 - I remember on the boards there was a ton of people who thought BJ was going to beat Hughes.

Upset for sure, but no where close to one of the biggest of all time.
Anything like this been done since BJ did it? Phone Post 3.0
7/1/13 1:48 PM
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Samoa - 
RKing85 - I remember on the boards there was a ton of people who thought BJ was going to beat Hughes.

Upset for sure, but no where close to one of the biggest of all time.
Anything like this been done since BJ did it? Phone Post 3.0

7/1/13 2:13 PM
4/13/07
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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe - 
Malvert the Janitor - BJ beat the number one lightweight in the world immediately before moving up in weight and beating the number one welterweight in the world.

Pretty sweet. Phone Post 3.0
Gomi wasn't #1 at the time. He was #2, behind B.J. Phone Post

Gomi was coming off his loss to Hansen, and Shaolin Ribeiro was ranked higher than him. Some even had Shaolin above Penn at the time, with Ribeiro being undefeated and BJ having the Pulver loss and Uno draw.





7/1/13 5:06 PM
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mose -
HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe - 
Malvert the Janitor - BJ beat the number one lightweight in the world immediately before moving up in weight and beating the number one welterweight in the world.

Pretty sweet. Phone Post 3.0
Gomi wasn't #1 at the time. He was #2, behind B.J. Phone Post

Gomi was coming off his loss to Hansen, and Shaolin Ribeiro was ranked higher than him. Some even had Shaolin above Penn at the time, with Ribeiro being undefeated and BJ having the Pulver loss and Uno draw.





Yep. Shaolin was everyones favorite 1a/1b pick. Phone Post
7/2/13 1:55 PM
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Wasa-B - 
Samoa - 
RKing85 - I remember on the boards there was a ton of people who thought BJ was going to beat Hughes.

Upset for sure, but no where close to one of the biggest of all time.
Anything like this been done since BJ did it? Phone Post 3.0


7/2/13 2:03 PM
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Sherdog = did not read Phone Post 3.0