When fighters are unable to enter the cage for an extended period of time, fans and analysts alike quickly point to ring rust as being a major factor in their next bout.
Whether they were out due to injury or poor circumstances, mixed martial artists that are inactive for a significant length of time do not usually find success when the reenter the cage.
Saturday's UFC 136 was a perfect example as to why this notion of ring rust may not be all it's cracked up to be.
Two top warriors shook off the dust and battled their way to take the victory.
UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar bounced back from a ten month layoff to retain the title while former middleweight top contender Chael Sonnen took the win over Brian Stann after being out for over a year.
Here are the top six fighters that prove ring rust may be just a myth.