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    it's been a while since i've posted anything and i'm bored as hell so i figured i'd post my mma rankings. i took several things into consideration such as win/loss record, level competition, finishing rate, etc. i think the bottom halves of heavyweight, welterweight, and featherweight were the hardest to rank. again, these are my rankingss (my opinion), but of course discussion/debate is welcomed.

    heavyweight
    1. cain velasquez
    2. junior dos santos
    3. daniel cormier
    4. fabricio werdum
    5. josh barnett
    6. travis browne
    7. mark hunt
    8. alistair overeem
    9. stipe miocic
    10. gabriel gonzaga
    honorable mentions: mir, nelson, struve
    **antonio silva was not ranked due to his current suspension.

    light-heavyweight
    1. johnny jones
    2. alexander gustaffson
    3. phil davis
    4. rashad evans
    5. glover texiera
    6. antonio rogerio nogueira
    7. gegard mousasi
    8. dan henderson
    9. chael sonnen
    10. mauricio rua
    honorable mention: newton, bader, manuwa

    middleweight
    1. chris weidman
    2. anderson silva
    3. vitor belfort
    4. ronaldo souza
    5. lyoto machida
    6. michael bisping
    7. luke rockhold
    8. tim kennedy
    9. frances carmont
    10. mark munoz
    honorable mention: shlemenko, phillipou, boetsch

    welterweight
    1. johnny hendrix
    2. carlos condit
    3. robbie lawler
    4. jake shields
    5. rory macdonald
    6. demian maia
    7. martin kampmann
    8. ben askren
    9. jake ellenberger
    10. tyron woodley
    honorable mention: saffedine, brown, lombard
    **georges st. pierre was not ranked due to his current hiatus.

    lightweight
    1. anthony pettis
    2. benson henderson
    3. gilbert melendez
    4. josh thompson
    5. t.j. grant
    6. nathan diaz
    7. eddie alvarez
    8. michael chandler
    9. rafeal dos anjos
    10. khabib nurmagomedov
    honorable mentions: cerrone, khabilov, jury

    featherweight
    1. jose aldo jr.
    2. chad mendes
    3. ricardo lamas
    4. frankie edgar
    5. cub swanson
    6. chan sung jung
    7. dustin poirier
    8. clay guida
    9. darren elkins
    10. daniel straus
    honorable mentions: siver, lentz, koch

    bantamweight
    1. dominick cruz
    2. renan pegado
    3. urijah faber
    4. michael macdonald
    5. rafael assuncao
    6. eddie wineland
    7. marlon moraes
    8. takeya mizugaki
    9. brad pickett
    10. t.j. dillashaw
    honorable mentions: fernandes, dantas, rivera

    flyweight
    1. demetrious johnson
    2. joseph benavidez
    3. john dodson
    4. ian mccall
    5. john lineker
    6. john moraga
    7. jussier da silva
    8. ali bagautinov,
    9. joshua sampo
    10. zach makovsky
    honorable mentions: elliot, gaudinot, montague

    women's bantamweight
    1. ronda rousey
    2. cat zigano
    3. miesha tate
    4. alexis davis
    5. sara mcmann
    6. liz carmouche
    7. jessica eye
    8. sarah kaufman
    9. amanda nunes
    10. jessica andrade

    pound for pound
    1. johnny jones
    2. jose aldo jr.
    3. anderson silva
    4. cain velasquez
    5. demetrious johnson
    6. anthony pettis
    7. renan pegado
    8. frankie edgar
    9. chris weidman
    10. vitor belfort
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    Jon Jones should not be mentioned in pound for pound lists. If you want to list him in a "most dominant fighter in their division list" go ahead, but he is like the opposite of what p4p is about.



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    Shields > Lawler.

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    I'm not used to seeing Renan Barao being refered to by his actual name. I think he should be higher than Cruz due to Dominick's inactivity.

    I also think Cub Swanson should be higher than Frankie Edgar. Edgar's 1-1 in the division while Cub is on a five fight win streak after losing his UFC debut to the number one contender (Lamas),

    Everything else looked alright though.

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    Id have to say that i think hunt beats barnet now. Hos take down def is great now

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    Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
    Jon Jones should not be mentioned in pound for pound lists. If you want to list him in a "most dominant fighter in their division list" go ahead, but he is like the opposite of what p4p is about.
    yea yea yea...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Shields > Lawler.
    i can see that since shields beat lawler at middleweight, but i feel lawler's wins over koscheck and macdonald weigh more than shields' wins over maia and woodley (i actually thought woodley won).

    Quote Originally Posted by CA_Gas Bag View Post
    I'm not used to seeing Renan Barao being refered to by his actual name. I think he should be higher than Cruz due to Dominick's inactivity.

    I also think Cub Swanson should be higher than Frankie Edgar. Edgar's 1-1 in the division while Cub is on a five fight win streak after losing his UFC debut to the number one contender (Lamas),

    Everything else looked alright though.
    i agree that cruz's place in the division is debatable. i can also see the argument for swanson to be ranked higher than edgar, but he has losses to the top three in the division while edgar has only loss to the champion (i also think his resume at lightweight should carry some weight).

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    Pretty good list. There is no one that really stands out as being way too highly or lowly ranked with one exeption. Jorgenson is missing.

    Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
    Jon Jones should not be mentioned in pound for pound lists. If you want to list him in a "most dominant fighter in their division list" go ahead, but he is like the opposite of what p4p is about.
    How do you figure that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbondioxide830 View Post
    i agree that cruz's place in the division is debatable. i can also see the argument for swanson to be ranked higher than edgar, but he has losses to the top three in the division while edgar has only loss to the champion (i also think his resume at lightweight should carry some weight).
    I wouldn't discredit his run at lightweight either, but I think it doesn't necessarily earn him number four over someone who's put in more work as of now. I'd like to see them fight one another, but Cub's on the mend as of now and Edgar is doing TUF with BJ Penn. I still find it hard to believe BJ is going to 145.

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    If every fighter had the identical body frame where do you think Jon Jones would rank?


    Quote Originally Posted by kalebarker View Post
    How do you figure that?

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    Everyone's p4p lists seem based on dominance in their division, whereas a guy like Frankie Edgar would probably be closer to #1 in a true P4P.

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