...ie like Scott Morris and Steve Jennum in the second, third, and fourth UFC tournaments? Hatsumi - the scion of Takamatsu, aka "Mōko no Tora (Mongolian Tiger)" and "The Last Shinobi" - apparently still teaches in Chiba even though he's pushing 90. That means he outlasted his rogue American pupil Robert Bussey (coach of Morris in UFC 2) by a couple of decades. I remember when Lyota Machida hit the scene his catchphrase was "karate is back" - although in reality there was never any lengthy absence of karatekas in MMA. There may not have been too many whose primary discipline was listed as Shōtōkan like him, but there was probably never a shortage of people that incorporated some background if not active ongoing practice into their overall cross-training...as by his day pretty much everybody used more or less the same base disciplinary elements (the 'big 3/4' of wrestling, boxing and jiu-jitsu...with perhaps Muay Thai coming nearest to as essential and universal in MMA gyms). But truly if somebody did pop up today showing off proportionately as much ninpō in his game as Machida did karate, it would be the first time it was displayed in 2½ decades. And before you laugh it off, remembering how Pat Smith destroyed Morris, here is his less-remembered fight directly before that on the same night: Daugherty was no ATG or anything (even his claim of being 14-0 with two knockouts is dubious and probably wasn't vetted by the org in those wild and lawless days), obviously but this was still a prettily executed sub finish. Plus, nobody can ever take away Jennum's place in the annals - first tourney champ (albeit as an alternate with zero qualifying bouts).