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Thread: *MMANews FORUMS Rankings - May 12, 2013*

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    Default *MMANews FORUMS Rankings - May 12, 2013*

    Top 15 for the first 7 divisions; Top 10 for flyweight and women's p4p

    Please note that the MMANews FORUMS rankings are separate from the MMANews website rankings.

    Committee members: Dr. MMA, Rivethead, KevoOnTheRadio, TBEAR, SWIFTboy
    Alternate members: Mac ( Mac will fill in as an alternate member if one of the members of the committee is unavailable.)
    Appointed to combine and matrix rankings from the committee members: CatSmasher**

    **CatSmasher is also responsible for breaking any ties.

    The following criteria were taken into account while generating the rankings:

    A) Rankings are not based on opinion of fighter's skillset and potential but are based on evidence, i.e. fighter's opposition, track record, how dominant the wins were (dependent on opposition), and how dominant the losses were (dependent on opposition).

    B) Recent victories hold more weight than historical, however, it doesn't negate it.

    C) A fighter is ranked in the division where they have had their two most recent consecutive fights. This could be two actual fights or one actual fight and a scheduled/planned fight. For example, Frankie Edgar is a FW since he had one actual FW fight and plans to continue in the division.

    D) If a fighter hasn't fought in 18 months or hasn't won a fight in 24 months, he will be removed from the top 10. If a fighter has not fought in 30 months or hasn't won a fight in 36 months, he will be removed from the top 15. If he announces retirement, he will be removed from the rankings altogether.

    E) If Fighter A wins a recent head-to-head matchup against Fighter B, it does not necessarily mean Fighter A moves ahead of fighter B. Head-to-head matchups are primarily considered when rankings are tied, similar to other sports like hockey or soccer.
    e.g. If half of us thought that Overeem was #3 and the other half thought Werdum was #3, then we look to their most recent fight. Overeem won, so he would move up and Werdum would move down.

    F) With regards to the holy trinities (e.g. Machida beat Rashad who beat Rampage who beat Machida), we evaluate the individual's rank and their opposition's at the time of the fight. More recent victories are weighed heavier as are more dominating victories.

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    The MMANews Forums rankings as of May 12, 2013 are:

    1 Cain Valasquez
    2 Junior Dos Santos
    3 Daniel Cormier
    4 Fabricio Werdum
    5 Antonio Silva
    6 Alistair Overeem
    7 Josh Barnett
    8 Roy Nelson
    9 Frank Mir
    10 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
    11 Mark Hunt
    12 Travis Browne
    13 Stefen Struve
    14 Brendan Schaub
    15 Cheick Kongo

    Light Heavyweight
    1 Jon Jones
    2 Lyoto Machida
    3 Dan Henderson
    4 Alexander Gustafsson
    5 Mauricio Rua
    6 Glover Teixeira
    7 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    8 Rashad Evans
    9 Ryan Bader
    10 Phil Davis
    11 Gegard Mousasi
    12 Quinton Jackson
    13 Forrest Griffin
    14 Rafael Cavalcante
    15 James Te Huna

    1 Anderson Silva
    2 Chris Weidman
    3 Vitor Belfort
    4 Yushin Okami
    5 Mark Munoz
    6 Michael Bisping
    7 Luke Rockhold
    8 Constantios Philippou
    9 Tim Boetsch
    10 Ronaldo Souza
    11 Hector Lombard
    12 Alan Belcher
    13 Brian Stann
    14 Tim Kennedy
    15 Alexander Shlemenko

    1 Georges St. Pierre
    2 Johnny Hendricks
    3 Carlos Condit
    4 Jake Ellenberger
    5 Martin Kampmann
    6 Damian Maia
    7 Nick Diaz
    8 Jon Fitch
    9 Rory MacDonald
    10 Tarec Saffiedine
    11 Josh Koscheck
    12 Dong Hyun Kim
    13 Ben Askren
    14 Robbie Lawler
    15 Mike Pierce

    1 Ben Henderson
    2 Gilbert Melendez
    3 Gray Maynard
    4 Anthony Pettis
    5 Michael Chandler
    6 Eddie Alvarez
    7 Josh Thompson
    8 Nate Diaz
    9 Jim Miller
    10 Donald Cerrone
    11 Pat Healy
    12 Joe Lauzon
    13 TJ Grant
    14 Shinya Aoki
    15 Khabib Nurmagomedov

    1 Jose Aldo
    2 Chad Mendes
    3 Frankie Edgar
    4 Ricardo Lamas
    5 Pat Curran
    6 Cub Swanson
    7 Chan Sung Jung
    8 Hatsu Hioki
    9 Clay Guida
    10 Denis Siver
    11 Dustin Poirier
    12 Marlon Sandro
    13 Nik Lentz
    14 Patricio Freire
    15 Frodo Khasbulaev

    1 Dominic Cruz
    2 Renan Barao
    3 Urijah Faber
    4 Michael MacDonald
    5 Bibiano Fernandes
    6 Eddie Wineland
    7 Brian Bowles
    8 Brad Pickett
    9 Scott Jorgensen
    10 Raphael Assuncao
    11 Eduardo Dantas
    12 Tyson Nam
    13 Marcos Galavo
    14 Hacras Dias
    15 Marlon Moraes

    1 Demetrious Johnson
    2 Joseph Benavidez
    3 Ian McCall
    4 John Dodson
    5 Jussier da Silva
    6 John Moraga
    7 John Linker
    8 Darrell Montague
    9 Yahuhiro Urushitani
    10 Louis Gaudinot

    Women's p4p
    1 Ronda Rousey
    2 Cristiane Santos
    3 Jessica Aguilar
    4 Cat Zingano
    5 Miesha Tate
    6 Megumi Fujii
    7 Sarah Kaufman
    8 Marloes Coenen
    9 Jessica Eye
    10 Michelle Waterson

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    Western NY


    Pat Healy just beat Jim Miller, I'm guessing they should probably be switched, other than that looks pretty good.

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    it's good but I would swap mark hunt with Antonio Rodrigo nogueira and gustafsson with dan Henderson.

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    that is the only two comments... I thought there would be more by now
    "...for he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother." William Shakespeare

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBEAR View Post
    that is the only two comments... I thought there would be more by now
    Yea, we must have done something wrong if there's no arguing.

    Next time I'm ranking AO in the top 5
    Quote Originally Posted by SWIFTboy View Post
    I rode a horse. Banged in a hot spring.
    Quote Originally Posted by GL Jeff View Post
    Is he bigger then WarMachine?

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    Edmonton AB


    wheres Chael?! =)
    Favorites: Fedor, Lytle, BJ, Tito, Wandy, Shogun, GSP, Belcher, Leben, Sonnen, Rutten...
    Most Hated: Cerrone, Maynard, Fitch, Rashad, Lesnar, Shields, Kos, Jon Jones....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc1an View Post
    wheres Chael?! =)
    Well he's not a MW anymore.

    And no way he's a top 15 LHW.
    Quote Originally Posted by SWIFTboy View Post
    I rode a horse. Banged in a hot spring.
    Quote Originally Posted by GL Jeff View Post
    Is he bigger then WarMachine?

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    Vancouver, BC


    How is an entirely inactive Munoz ranked 5th? 1 fight in 18 months and it was a loss.

    Is it because you don't want to put Bisping in the top 5? Haha!

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