08-29-2006, 11:32 PM
Status: Knockout Artist!
Join Date: Jul 2006
Originally Posted by dagreat1
I guess going undefeated in Pride for 5 years at LHW just isn't worth a #1 spot. Those people who created this ranking are bias as hell.
A. Silva at #2 is very high, IMO he should be #4, Hendo unfortunately I guesss should be #3 now and Filho #2.
I would also remove Riggs and insert Koscheck into the #10 spot.
Top 4 HW that is certainly accurate however Kid should be #2 as of right now. Yes he is stepping away from MMA to train for the Olympics so either remove hom completely from the LHW list or put him at #2, don't drop him a few spots because he's stepping away from MMA for a few years.
AA seems a bit high also, I would be inclined to think Kharitonov would beat both AA and Sylvia, at the very least AA so I see AA's ranking being way too high after his last performance. IMO he should drop to 10.
At LHW again Silva shuold be #1 (clearly) and the #10 spot should be a toss up between Nakamura, Igor, Randleman and Lindland and honestly, it should go to Nakamura as he defeated both Igor and Randleman... How does Nakamura fly under the radar???? Is it because people see his 9-5 record and fail to understand his 5 losses are to #4-#5 ranked LHW Little Nog (the top 5 LHW are truly on a different level than the bottom half of the top 10 and any of the top 5 could beat anyone else in the top 5 on any given day), #1 ranked MW Dan Henderson (fight was in 04 and Henderson was #1 at the time), #1 ranked Wanderlei Silva, and the #4 ranked HW Josh Barnett.
He has wins over Igor, Randleman, Bustamante, Kondo, Leko and Cyborg. Lindland lost to Bustamante, IMO clearly Nakamura should be #10 at LHW.
Other than the above the rankings are pretty solid!
I agree with everything except your view on #1 LHW. IMO, there should be a tie. I was really hoping that the November fight would take place to end this once and for all but that's probably not happening.