Originally Posted by YukonJordan
3. I don't see how either defeating Matt Serra or the potential reasons behind his loss to Matt Serra can be argued as defence for GSP being the greatest of all time.
It only matters in this regard: He got knocked for a loop in that fight and subsequently lost. It was a fight that he should have never lost and he lost in spectacular fashion.
There are those fighters out there who come back from a loss like that and are gun shy and timid in their fighting style to protect against that embarrasment, and then there are fighters who come back from something like that and are more focused and determined than before. (the old 'separating the men from the boys' type of deal)
GSP fell in to the later category. So no, you are right, having Matt Sera on your resume isn't impressive in and of itself.. it's the surrounding factors.