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    sometimes my rankings garner a lot of discussion, sometimes not much, which is why i posted on newbjack. as usual, i take many things into consideration including a fighter's record, quality of opponents (win or loss), way of victory, amongst other variables. it's always hard to find a satisfying order for light-heavyweight, but it seemed to me that featherweight has become just as difficult if you really analyze the current state of the division. my rankings aren't perfect, but worthy of sharing imho.


    heavyweight
    1. cain velasquez
    2. junior dos santos
    3. daniel cormier
    4. fabricio werdum
    5. antoinio silva
    6. alistair overeem
    7. josh barnetft
    8. frank mir
    9. antonio rodrigo nogueira
    10. mark hunt
    **honorable mention: stipe miocic, roy nelson, travis browne

    light-heavyweight
    1. jonny jones
    2. lyoto machida
    3. alexander gustafson
    4. phil davis
    5. antonio rogerio nogueira / rashad evans (tie)
    6. dan henderson
    7. mauricio rua
    8. ryan bader
    9. gegard mousasi
    10. glover texiera
    **honorable mention: chael sonnen, thiago silva, emanual newton

    middleweight
    1. anderson silva
    2. vitor belfort
    3. chris weidman
    4. yushin okami
    5. michael bisping
    6. luke rockhold
    7. ronaldo souza
    8. constantino philippou
    9. tim boetsch
    10. cung le
    **honorable mention: mark munoz, brian stann, alan belcher, alexander shlemenko

    welterweight
    1. georges st. pierre
    2. johnny hendricks
    3. carlos condit
    4. demian maia
    5. martin kampmann
    6. nick diaz
    7. jake ellenberger
    8. rory macdonald
    9. josh burkman
    10. robbie lawler
    **honorable mention: josh koscheck, tarec saffiedine, ben askren

    lightweight
    1. benson henderson
    2. anthony pettis
    3. gilbert melendez
    4. t.j. grant
    5. josh thompson
    6. gray maynard
    7. michael chandler
    8. eddie alvarez
    9. nathan diaz
    10. shinya aoki
    **honorable mention: pat healy, jim miller, jamie varner

    featherweight
    1. jose aldo
    2. frankie edgar
    3. chad mendes
    4. ricardo lamas
    5. pat curran
    6. chan sung jung
    7. cub swanson
    8. clay guida
    9. dennis siver
    10. hatsu hioki
    **honorable mention: nik lentz, erik koch, dustin poirier

    bantamweight
    1. dominick cruz
    2. renen barao
    3. urijah faber
    4. eddie wineland
    5. michael mcdonald
    6. brad pickett
    7. bibian fernandes
    8. rafeal assuncao
    9. marlon maraes
    10. eduardo dantes
    **honorable mention: scott jorgenson, t.j. dillashaw, hacran dias

    flyweight
    1. demetrious johnson
    2. joseph benavidez
    3. john dodson
    4. ian mccall
    5. jussier da silva
    6. john moraga
    7. louis gaudinot
    8. john lineker
    9. darrell montague
    10. will campuzano
    **honorable mention: yasuhiro urushitani, chris cariaso, sergio pettis

    women's bantamweight
    1. ronda rousey
    2. cat zigano
    3. miesha tate
    4. sarah kaufman
    5. alexis davis
    Last edited by carbondioxide830; 06-22-2013 at 01:33 AM.

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    looks good only thing i would argue would be lawler already being in top 10 with just one fight recently at ww and alvarez at #8 with no fight in the last year and none in site...

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