10. Frank Trigg
When mixed martial arts became its rise to prominence in 2005, one of the key fights that helped draw in fans was Frank Trigg vs. Matt Hughes 2. Trigg had the edge in this fight, but was not able to finish the then-UFC welterweight champion and lost. In his career, Trigg is 21-9 and at the age of 42, after not having fought in three years, might be done with his MMA career barring any smaller promotion looking to bring him in to sell extra tickets.
9. Phil Baroni
Phil Baroni, the flashy character known as the Long Island Bad Ass, has a 15-18 career record. During his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Baroni didn’t have great success going 2-7 in his two career stints with the promotion. Then again, with a sub-.500 record, he hasn’t had much success anywhere. He has lost three straight fights and 8-of-10 overall.
8. Kevin Randleman
It’s hard to imagine a former UFC champion making the cut as one of the top journeyman fighters, but there are a few on this list that have been champion and Kevin Randleman is just that. He beat Pete Williams to win the vacant UFC heavyweight title, but would eventually drop the belt to Randy Couture. Prior to 2002, he was still considered an elite fighter with a 14-5 record, but has since lost 11-of-14 and now has a 17-16 record.
7. Dan Severn
Dan Severn is one of the legends of mixed martial arts. He has a 101-19-7 career record and while he was never able to claim the UFC title, but in 2011, did become the Elite-1 MMA heavyweight champion after beating Scott Fraser. Unlike other fighters on this list, Severn was still successful, winning 12 of his final 14 fights.
6. Jeff Monson
Known as the Snowman, Jeff Monson holds a 49-19-1 career record. The talented grappler and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner fought nine times inside the Octagon during his career, going 6-3. In his final fight under the UFC banner, he lost to Tim Sylvia in what was the only title fight he ever got in the promotion. Dating back to June 2013, Monson has lost six straight fights, including five via KO, TKO, or submission.