I was just wondering what the readers of BE thought. I am having a pretty funny discussion with some people about it.They keep bringing up people he's beaten years ago, and those people aren't even held in very high regard. I just don't see any way he could be in the top 10 on anybody's list, even by default. He could be top 20 by default, but I think there are 20 guys that could beat him. His best win recently was over Gesias, but who has Gesias beaten that's good enough for him to be held in such high regard? I think some MMA fans rate people that compete overseas WAY too highly. Just because the fight in a bigger organization, doesn't mean the talent is on par with the elite fighters of the world. Kawajiri is a big fish in a small pond, a pond that picks opponents for the native fish. Many good wrestlers would smother him for 15 minutes.
If you say NO(which you should) or YES, please explain why.
I know BE has him at #8, but do you really think he'd beat Tyson Griffin(#9), Sean Sherk(#10), Diego Sanchez(#12), and Jim Miller(#13)? They'd smother him all day.