Originally Posted by rivethead
MMA math is a term used to describe how people think one fighter would beat another fighter based on their resumes. It doesn't work.
On the other hand, good rankings are based on resumes. So it's not MMA math.
Neither Tito nor Davis were ranked when Evans beat them. Forrest was ranked, and so was Machida, both times. You could also argue that--and I do--that Shogun beat Henderson, who was also ranked.
So--even by your logic--in the same time-frame that Evans beat nobody who was ranked, Shogun beat several ranked fighters. Thus, I have him ranked higher than Evans.
You had Shogun beating Henderson? I feel like there is a strong argument for a draw because it was very possible the last round could have been 10-8 for shogun. Maybe i'm remembering wrong but I thought Hendo had easily won rounds 1,2,3 and Shogun won rounds 4,5.