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Lawler & RDA proof that ‘journeyman’ label means nothing

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Rebel_LioN, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    Both of them captured the titles after having multiple defeats on their records.

    A lot of people labeling Masvidal as a journeyman.

    Dude’s been in there 48 times. I think losses do not define your championship meddle. Masvidal is in his fighting prime.

    Imagine all the fattys on the these forums telling Robbie and RDA to give up because they are losers lol.
     
  2. Platinum Red Belt

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    Ahem* Ahem*

    steroids
     
  3. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    An all time great can be a journeyman at the beginning or end of their career.
     
  4. Calipwnia Black Belt

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    Thanks man. This is a good point to remember.

    Unfortunately, this sport that we love is harsh to anyone that loses.

    Being brave and ballsy and challenging yourself doesn’t get as many fans as being selective, careful and deliberate about who and when you fight; as long as you win.
     
  5. The XL Silver Belt

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    Anyone who has consistently main evented shows, fought for or won titles is not a journeyman. The only people who think so are morons who perverted what the term actually means in boxing. RDA is a former LW champ with multiple defenses, and arguably a top 5 LW ever. That's not a journeyman.
     
  6. Schoolboy Q Gold Belt

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    We get it, you’re upset that someone insulted your favourite journeyman Masvidal, it didn’t require a thread.
     
  7. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt Double Yellow Card

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    Posters using that term to describe Masvidal are just shitty trolls of ignorant noobs.

    Don't let em get to ya.

    Mas is a living legend still fighting at the highest levels.
     
  8. KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    Was RDA ever considered a journeyman? He was always making moves at LW post his very early UFC run.
     
  9. Roghog Banned Banned

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    RDA should go back down to LW
     
  10. Drugstore Cowboy Banned Banned

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    Journeymen are usually more experienced than anybody else and once they "click" they are dangerous for anybody.
     
  11. cauti0n LMK

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    I wouldn't even call Lawler or RDA journeymen.
     
  12. irishzombie Green Belt

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    USADA start UFC testing Late 2015

    Robbie Lalwor loses title Vs Woodley
    Jul / 30 / 2016


    RDA loses title vs Alvarez
    Jul / 07 / 2016


    [​IMG]
     
  13. shortlefthook 305 where I reside

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    Rda has 13 losses less fights than masvidal, and has been finished more times
     
  14. 20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    Masvidal has always been a contender imo

    Nate is a legit gatekeeper
     
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    Darren Till beat Gastelum
     
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    USADA started testing July 1st 2015. A lot of fighters fell off then, yeah. But Robbie won 2 FOTY fights (Rory 2 and Condit) afterwards and hasn't failed anything ever. So it's all speculation. His "downfall" coincides with him getting older, switching camps, 3 back-to-back FOTYs and just a ton of millage. When he lost the belt he was closing in on 40 fights and he's been through a lot of decisions.

    He has always looked eyebrow raisingly good - especially recently, but hasn't popped. And RDA is still performing fine, had decent sucsess at WW. He's just too small. It's not like he's gassing or getting put away.
     
  17. irishzombie Green Belt

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    Rousey
    Baroa
    Aldo

    another 3 dominant champs all got put away late 2015

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Herwald Red Belt

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    Man, I don't even wanna start bringing up names cause I still consider myself a fan of a lot of those guys and want to at least pretend like it wasn't the case, but just go on wikipedia and go through one resume after another and check for everything post-July 1st 2015... it's veeeeeeery interesting. Especially the upswings, like Bisping.
     
  19. irishzombie Green Belt

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    Yep the record books would look completely different if USADA were around from the beginning
     
  20. BonesWinckleJones Brown Belt

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    Jorge is the definition of journeyman ,nothing to be ashamed of,it got him to a title shot
     
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    And Wonderboy. Cowboy is definitely not his biggest win.
     

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