name your top ten "can recyclers" that have been exposed

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mentalcase
7/19/12 3:40:53AM
a fighter who has a great looking record but has never fought anyone at their level

example Jason Reinhardt 18-0 until joe lauzon destroyed him

Twenty20Dollars
7/19/12 2:57:36PM
this is tough, no one is coming to my mind right off the bat and guys that have been exposed and having a hard time trying to find guys that i think have padded records.

jason is a good one
BlueSkiesBurn
7/19/12 3:08:42PM
John Alessio.

This guy has been thumped in every trip he's ever made to the UFC.
JLS1980
7/19/12 3:24:00PM
Joey "The Raging Warrior" Gambino.

I'm not sure if he qualifies but he had a 9-0 record going into the SIler fight.
ghandikush
7/19/12 3:38:29PM
There are a lot of guys like that. I like the true journeymen though like Bisping, Hamil, Serra, Sakurai, etc the guys who can beat everyone not a top name.
Twenty20Dollars
7/19/12 3:56:18PM

Posted by ghandikush

There are a lot of guys like that. I like the true journeymen though like Bisping, Hamil, Serra, Sakurai, etc the guys who can beat everyone not a top name.



Idk about those guys.

I think the thread is more about guys with padded records, who have been exposed.

Serra doesn't fit that, he's fought mostly only some of the top or notable names, not many cans and his record isn't padded. 11-7
Budgellism
7/19/12 4:25:07PM
Travis Fulton is a bit of a can crusher. As much as I respect the guy, it's hard to argue with it.
kingsmasher
7/19/12 4:36:51PM
Im sorry but this is an argument...I always thoguht Fedor was given cans..
Boo_Radley21
7/19/12 4:41:25PM
Roger Huerta anyone?
ghandikush
7/19/12 4:41:33PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars


Posted by ghandikush

There are a lot of guys like that. I like the true journeymen though like Bisping, Hamil, Serra, Sakurai, etc the guys who can beat everyone not a top name.



Idk about those guys.

I think the thread is more about guys with padded records, who have been exposed.

Serra doesn't fit that, he's fought mostly only some of the top or notable names, not many cans and his record isn't padded. 11-7



got ya. Fulton was a good call too.
pmoney
7/19/12 5:58:01PM
Travis Fulton has to absolutely be the #1 can recycler! I know for a fact he knocked out the same dude 6-8 times, and there are multiple people he has knocked out or otherwise beat 2-4 times. And he has virtually no wins over top competition. He might have beat Dan Severn one of the twelve times they fought... /hyperbole

And don't start asking for my head, just throwing this out there...I think we may soon find Rousimar Palhares on the can crusher/gate keeper list. Look at the record, not much impresses.... a victory over a Jeremy Horn who probably had 100 fights logged already, Ivan Salaverry who was on his way out, Dan Miller who himself has never beaten top competition... meanwhile his losses come from guys who are top ranked.
Twenty20Dollars
7/19/12 5:59:37PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Twenty20Dollars


Posted by ghandikush

There are a lot of guys like that. I like the true journeymen though like Bisping, Hamil, Serra, Sakurai, etc the guys who can beat everyone not a top name.



Idk about those guys.

I think the thread is more about guys with padded records, who have been exposed.

Serra doesn't fit that, he's fought mostly only some of the top or notable names, not many cans and his record isn't padded. 11-7



got ya. Fulton was a good call too.



Bisping could maybe fit it, faced some tough guys though. But got exposed by Hendo or maybe not exposed at much as KO'ed

Maybe a Cody McKenzie, though Idk the level of competition he was facing before the UFC.

I think a guy has to have a kind of high number of fights, like Jason with 18, but Joey only had 9, that's not much.

Lombard, could be on the list if he gets exposed by Boetsch, b/c he know Lombard has been facing cans.
MALICE
7/19/12 10:04:55PM
mentalcase
7/20/12 4:18:34AM

Posted by MALICE

Top ranked lightweight who has never faced a top ranked lightweight.



just checked fight matrix and found RICK HAWN (14-1) ranked 9th is that who you mean??

EDIT: i just realized your post was also a link to GILBERT MELENDEZ and i disagree with you, Gilbert has many wins over top quality opponents and definitely dose not class as a can crusher
mrsmiley
7/20/12 2:44:21PM
This is a hard topic because you get so close to sounding like you're fighter bashing. If I could pick one fighter that hasn't been mentioned though,even though I would far from call hims a "can Recycler" I may have to say Jeremy Horn.The guy has always had great skills but just always came up short of reaching that top status I think a lot of us always thought he would. No disrespect to him in any way just my opinion. Horn certainly fought guys at his level and above but it seemed like for the most part he lost a wide majority to the upper tier competition he faced. Still,most guys trying to make it would kill for a record like his.
lohmann
7/20/12 4:48:23PM

Posted by ghandikush

There are a lot of guys like that. I like the true journeymen though like Bisping, Hamil, Serra, Sakurai, etc the guys who can beat everyone not a top name.



Serra has a win over Georges St. Pierre. Sakurai handed Frank Trigg his first loss (when Frank Trigg actually did matter), took a bunch of tough fights as he aged, and was exposed by Anderson Silva, who recently exposed Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort, I guess.

Take somebody like Antonio McKee, my quintessential can recycler. The guy padded his record for seven years, talked a bunch of shit, then got blanketed out of the UFC by Jacob Volkmann.
Pookie
7/20/12 9:53:21PM

Posted by MALICE

Top ranked lightweight who has never faced a top ranked lightweight.



Well he did kinda dominate clay Guida from start to finish.
thevoodooninja
7/21/12 9:56:17AM
i was watching bellator this morning and thought to myself Travis Wiuff's name would look good in this thread
Adrenaline
7/22/12 3:25:29AM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by MALICE

Top ranked lightweight who has never faced a top ranked lightweight.



Well he did kinda dominate clay Guida from start to finish.



Dominated him to a split decision?


Aether
7/22/12 6:31:09PM

Posted by BlueSkiesBurn

John Alessio.

This guy has been thumped in every trip he's ever made to the UFC.



Disagree. IMO, Alessio is a solid fighter, apart from having trouble with strong grapplers.

his losses in the UFC came from Pat Miletich, Diego Sanchez, Thiago Alves, Mark Bocek, and Shane Roller. All either champions, title contenders, or very strong grapplers.
prophecy033
7/22/12 6:49:58PM

Posted by kingsmasher

Im sorry but this is an argument...I always thoguht Fedor was given cans..

We're not even going there again man
MMAcca
7/22/12 6:59:32PM
Hector Lombard.
MALICE
7/22/12 7:04:05PM

Posted by Pookie


Posted by MALICE

Top ranked lightweight who has never faced a top ranked lightweight.



Well he did kinda dominate clay Guida from start to finish.



At the time, Guida was not a top ten fighter.
jjeans
7/24/12 4:06:08AM

Posted by MALICE


Posted by Pookie


Posted by MALICE

Top ranked lightweight who has never faced a top ranked lightweight.



Well he did kinda dominate clay Guida from start to finish.



At the time, Guida was not a top ten fighter.



I do actually agree, Melendez for where he is in the rankings is pretty unjustified, wins over Thomson and Aoki doesn't put him in my top 5

And if Serra's a can crusher what does that make GSP haha
gartface
7/24/12 2:03:25PM

Posted by jjeans


Posted by MALICE


Posted by Pookie


Posted by MALICE

Top ranked lightweight who has never faced a top ranked lightweight.



Well he did kinda dominate clay Guida from start to finish.



At the time, Guida was not a top ten fighter.



I do actually agree, Melendez for where he is in the rankings is pretty unjustified, wins over Thomson and Aoki doesn't put him in my top 5

And if Serra's a can crusher what does that make GSP haha



Wins over Josh Thomson and Shinya Aoki are the exact reason he isn't a Can Recycler. They're very good fighters, and he beat Thomson twice, and also has a win over Mitsuhiro Ishida, and two over Tatsuya Kawajiri.

Melendez has to be the most absurd one that's been listed thus far.