It's not normal for the fighters of the main event to not have the possibility to drop in rankings with a loss, but that's the situation for UFC 128 this Saturday.
If Jon Jones defeats Mauricio Rua, then people will say that the knee injury and layoff affected Rua too much, and that Jones is simply the future of the division.
If Rua defeats Jones, then fans will simply claim that Jones is too young and Rua too bad of a style match-up.
It's a win-win for the two fighters, as the winner will undoubtedly receive the praise after the fight.
But the five guys in this slide show? They have a ton to lose, should they walk out of the Octagon a defeated man.