MMA Campfire Tales Presents: All Hail The Journeyman!

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  1. M Hammersmith

    M Hammersmith Orange Belt

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    http://mmavalor.com/2012/12/28/mma-campfire-tales-always-a-journeyman-never-a-gate-keeper/

    Living paycheck to paycheck is damn hard, but it's a lot harder when your profession is getting the crap kicked out of you. Thats why we're taking a moment to look at three of the "greatest" journeymen the sport has ever seen.

    Are they below .500? Oh yeah.
    Are they fighting from pennies? You bet.
    Will they fall off a fight card due to injury? Not unless you'd call "flatlining" an injury.

    Comments and wistful discussion are always welcome.
     
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    Tw1zt1d White Belt

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    Your articles are great man. Love your writing style and love hearing stories about the old days. Keep it up!
     
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    It would be great if you added depth to each of these "profiles." Who are the champions and UFC veterans they fought? What motivates them to continue competing despite the odds? Perhaps they enjoy it, perhaps they need the money to care for a sick child? Consider including quotes. If you're going to comment on their physical characteristics, maybe include a photo too.

    Otherwise, it seems like you're having a lot of fun cracking cheap jokes and ripping on the subjects of your article without really telling us anything about them or even saying anything remotely positive about them.
     
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    The MMA Campfire Tales series IS cheap jokes.

    To be fair, I actually said plenty of nice stuff about all three guys, whom I respect for willingly taking on nothing but impossible fights.

    If you want pictures and stats, you're a .com away from the Sherdog Fight Finder.
     
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    The ponytail story reminds me of Royce doing a body curl on a greased Kimo mushroom tail. Until then Royce was trying to fight clean to showcase the family jitz.

    *just realized this was not from the Journeymen article, but the Tactical errors.
     
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    He also roided up to fight Sakuraba again, so clean jitz is only cool if you can win with it I guess.

    Thanks for reading some more of my work dude!
     
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    Thanks man
     
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    Pleasure. Hope the opportunity presents to drop by your establishment for a beer and sandwich some day. Scottish broadsword, good stuff.
     
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    What are you, my secretary?
     

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