Rebounding from a heartbreaking defeat is one of the most crucial and more intricate responsibilities of being a mixed martial artist.
It often separates the phonies from the guys who spend their entire careers atop the divisional ladder.
But in today's MMA, one that's becoming a game of youth, veterans are continuously encountering an uphill battle when trying to fix their struggles. So when it really comes down to it, there's no pattern or predetermined road to travel. It all depends on the fighter and their capability of correcting their mistakes.
Do they possess the discipline, focus, short-term memory and overall skill set to adapt to a loss and overcome? Or do they start to sink in the always-unforgiving pool of defeat?
Here are 10 high-profile fighters who have what it take to regroup, retool their games and reshape their futures.