Wow Mcdonald is a big name now? and by the time he met tanner and the crow weren't they already washed up? Sorry when did Okami become a big name ever, sure he is known but he aint that nice
Don't be an idiot.
MacDonald was an upcoming guy in the UFC, with nice wins over Herman & Leben. Franklin was fighting him when he (Macdonald) was getting to be more known to the crowd. Rich, of course, stomped Maccy D, sending him back to the middle pack.
Tanner's a guy who actually got better with age. I ask, how, in the world, was Tanner washed up when he was MW champion, with solid wins over Baroni, Lawler, & Terrell? Rich slowly and brutally picked Evan Tanner apart, and that was a really nice win, probably Rich's best win currently.
Loiseau was becoming more popular with the UFC crowd and was coming off a nice win over Tanner. Being buds with GSP helped him a lot. Well, you know the deal, Rich battered him for 5 rounds, turning him into a space alien.
Okami has wins over Swick, Belcher, and Starnes. He was definitely becoming more known with those wins.
So, I'd say those were some nice big name wins. Not everybody has to be Fedor-status, you know.