Favorite career journeymen?
I just finished reading this list from Bleacher Report:
I found it weird how the author included so many former champions. It's true that journeyman is kind of a vague term, and fighters can be appropriately labeled journeymen even if they were once champions or contenders. Leon Spinks, for example, went from defeating Muhammad Ali to getting beat by fighters with huge losing records.
But anway, the list got me thinking of my favorite lower-tier fighters, so I thought I'd create a thread to see who everyone else likes too. I'll get things started:
Ryushi Yanagisawa- An oldschool Pancrase fighter who's fought just about everyone in the world in MMA and kickboxing, including Vitali Klitschko, Fedor Emelianenko, Randy Couture, Cro Cop, Bas Rutten, Masa Funaki, Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger, Oleg Taktarov, Evan Tanner, and Semmy Schilt.
James Thompson- He's actually having a rematch with Mariuz Pudzianowski tomorrow.
Travis Fulton- This man's living the dream. He's kicking ass every second of every day.
Mike Bourke- Fat dude who got double armbarred by Otsuka in Pride and beat Ken Shamrock in KOTC.
Nobuaki Kakuda- Karate man who's well known for losing to Akebono. Despite that, he did beat freakshows Joe Son, Bart Vale, and some Wing Chun nut named Joe Sayah:
He's also a K-1 referee and acted as Bob Sapp's protector in many of his fights (Including the second Hoost fight).