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  • 01-01-2013, 06:43 AM

    My Year End MMA Rankings

    bored at work so i decided to post my final mma rankings of the year 2012. like always, many factor were considered ranging from a fighter's (recent) record, way of victory, level of competition, and how competitive the.fights actually were. i'm always willing to explain how i devised the rankings so feel free to ask questions. just remember i'm not ariel helwani (arguably more logical) and these are just my opinions.

    1) cain velasquez
    2) junior dos santos
    3) daniel cormier
    4) frank mir
    5) fabricio werdum
    6) antonio silva
    7) josh barnett
    8) antonio rodrigo nogueira
    9 roy nelson
    10) stefan struve
    honorable mention: mark hunt, travis browne
    **alistair overeem was not ranked due to his suspension.
    **shane carwin was not ranked due to his inactivity.

    light heavyweight
    1) jon jones
    2) dan henderson
    3) rashad evans
    4) lyoto machida
    5) phil davis
    6) alexander gustaffson
    7) mauricio rua
    8) ryan bader
    9) quinton jackson
    10) glover texiera
    honorable mention: forrest griffin, antonio rogerio nogueira, rafael cavalvante

    1) anderson silva
    2) chris weidman
    3) michael bisping
    4) vitor belfort
    5) luke rockhold
    6) cung le
    7) ronaldo souza
    8) constatino phillipou
    9) tim boetch
    10) yushin okami
    honorable mention: brian stann, mark munoz, hector lombard
    **chael sonnen was not ranked due to his move to 205 lbs.

    1) george st. pierre
    2) johnny hendricks
    3) carlos condit
    4) martin kampmann
    5) rory macdonald
    6) jon fitch
    7) josh koscheck
    8) nathan marquardt
    9) jake ellenberger
    10) ben askren
    honorable mention: demian maia, erik silva, matt brown
    **nick diaz was not ranked due to his suspension.

    1) benson henderson
    2) gilbert melendez
    3) gray maynard
    4) anthony pettis
    5) nathan diaz
    6) donald cerrone
    7) michael chandler
    8) jim miller
    9) eddie alvarez
    10) shinya aoki
    honorable mention: joe lauzon, jamie varner, josh thompson
    **frankie edgar was not ranked due to his move to 145 lbs.

    1) jose aldo
    2) pat curran
    3) chad mendes
    4) chan sung jung
    5) ricardo lamas
    6) hatsu hioki
    7) erik koch
    8) cub swanson
    9) dennis siver
    10) dustin poirier
    honorable mention: diego nunes, darren elkins, daniel strauss

    1) dominick cruz
    2) renan barao
    3) urijah faber
    4) michael mcdonald
    5) eddie wineland
    6) bibiano fernandes
    7) brad pickett
    8) ivan menjivar
    9) tyson nam
    10) eduardo dantes
    honorable mention: scott jorgenson, mike easton, t.j. dillashaw

    1) demetrious johnson
    2) jon dodson
    3) joseph benavidez
    4) ian mccall
    5) jussier de silva
    6) louis gaudinot
    7) john morega
    8) john lineker
    9) yasuhiro urushitani
    10) will campuzano
    honorable mention: darrell montague, chris cariaso

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