WI Rickson lost to a Tomato Can?

I just thought of this. Doesnt he have MORE to lose if some no-name fighter somehow pulls off a KO or a submission? Highly improbable, considering the low-calibre type fighters he faces, but imagine you're the "living legend" of the Gracie family....and instead of being submitted by Sakuraba, KO'd by Silva or Cro Cop, you're beaten by a BUM!!! How could u go on after something like that?