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HALF-@$$ed UFC RANKINGS

November 4th, 2017 by Mike Coughlin

The Middle of an IRC Debate

The World of Violent Cage Fighting Sport

@HalfGuarded

 

I’ve never cared much for rankings.  When your top level fighters fight, what?, maybe 3 times a year – at best – what does it really mean to be ranked higher or lower?  And for a sport with far more fluke finishes than is typical, just getting a W doesn’t always mean much (See Matt Serra d. Georges St. Pierre).  Still, you people like rankings and folks like to debate them and I’m bored as shit so here we go.

 

In general, if you beat someone, you’re ranked above them unless there are extenuating circumstances. (i.e., Stefan Struve beat Stipe Miocic and Miocic has never avenged that loss but I’m not ranking Struve higher).  More recent activity is weighted more, though there aren’t algorithms or anything. And if two dudes haven’t fought and are near one another in general, I’ll probably pick the dude I think would win.  This is scientific, I know.  OH!  And if I think the division is really lacking (I’m looking at you, heavyweights and women’s featherweight), I’m just gonna rank as many as I feel is appropriate.

 

And I reserve the right to randomly change these based on nothing more than my womanly intuition.

 

By default, non-interim champions are listed first, interim champions are listed second, and dudes who have popped for stuff aren’t ranked while suspended, Jon Jones.

 

HALF-@$$ed UFC RANKINGS

 

miocic KO werdum gif

HEAVYWEIGHT

  1. Stipe Miocic (c)
  2. Alistair Overeem
  3. Fabricio Werdum
  4. Cain Velasquez
  5. Mark Hunt
  6. Derrick Lewis
  7. Francis Ngannou
  8. Alexander Volkov

 

Overeem has rebounded from his loss to Miocic. Stipe is the Clear Cut Best HW, right on the verge of setting a consecutive title defense record for heavyweights. History says he loses his next fight.

 

 

cormier vs johnson

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

  1. Daniel Cormier (c)
  2. Alexander Gustafsson
  3. Volkan Oezdemir
  4. Jimi Manuwa
  5. Mauricio Rua
  6. Ovince Saint Preux
  7. Glover Teixeira
  8. Misha Cirkunov
  9. Corey Anderson
  10. Ilir Latifi

 

Jon Jones is an idiot, boi bye. D.C. is the best by default. Gus is clearly #2. Everyone else is whatever. Volkan is where he is because he wins the darn fights and that’s all you can ask of a man. Unless Rumble returns, this is a two man division.

 

 

gsp taps bisping rear naked choke sub tap

MIDDLEWEIGHT

  1. Georges St. Pierre (c)
  2. Robert Whittaker (ic)
  3. Yoel Romero
  4. Luke Rockhold
  5. Michael Bisping
  6. Jacare Souza
  7. Chris Weidman
  8. Anderson Silva
  9. Derek Brunson
  10. Kelvin Gastelum

 

Well, GSP is now a middleweight, and #1 in the world by default, and that’s weird.  Bisping drops down to #5 because, let’s face it: he was never super, duper great to start.  Curious if GSP defends the belt or not?  I hope for not because chaos is the way of the world now.

 

 

 

woodley ko lawler

WELTERWEIGHT

  1. Tyron Woodley (c)
  2. Robbie Lawler
  3. Stephen Thompson
  4. Demian Maia
  5. Rafael Dos Anjos
  6. Jorge Masvidal
  7. Carlos Condit
  8. Colby Covington
  9. Darren Till
  10. Kamaru Usman

 

Thompson solidified his ranking and so did Masvidal, in a way.

 

 

 

alvarez vs mcgregor

LIGHTWEIGHT

  1. Conor McGregor (c)
  2. Tony Ferguson (ic)
  3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
  4. Edson Barboza
  5. Eddie Alvarez
  6. Justin Gaethje
  7. Nate Diaz
  8. Kevin Lee
  9. Dustin Poirier
  10. Michael Johnson

 

Tony won himself a title that is as legit as any other interim belt, I suppose.

 

 

 

aldo vs holloway ko

FEATHERWEIGHT

  1. Max Holloway (c)
  2. Jose Aldo
  3. Frankie Edgar
  4. Ricardo Lamas
  5. Cub Swanson
  6. Chan Sung Jung
  7. Brian Ortega
  8. Yair Rodriguez
  9. Darren Elkins
  10. Jeremy Stephens

 

Holy hot damn is Holloway awesome. And the top four all look like they’ll fight in the next few months, yay! Some good young talent bringing up the rear. And then … Stephens? Who the fuck is that guy?

 

 

 

TJ KO cody

BANTAMWEIGHT

  1. TJ Dillashaw (c)
  2. Dominick Cruz
  3. Cody Garbrandt
  4. Jimmie Rivera
  5. Raphael Assuncao
  6. John Lineker
  7. Bryan Caraway
  8. Aljamain Sterling
  9. Marlon Moraes
  10. John Dodson

 

Dillashaw crushed Cody and now the Bad Guy in Karate Kid needs to get his comeuppance.

 

 

 

mighty mouse ko joe benavidez

FLYWEIGHT

  1. Demetrious Johnson (c)
  2. Joseph Benavidez
  3. Henry Cejudo
  4. Ray Borg
  5. Sergio Pettis
  6. Jussier Formiga
  7. Wilson Reis
  8. Brandon Moreno
  9. Ben Nguyen
  10. Tim Elliott

 

This is DJ and then 9 Guaranteed Losses. I have a new challenge for DJ: become the first man to have a win over every single person in a top ten.

 

 

 

cris cyborg ko gina carano

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT

  1. Cris Cyborg (c)
  2. LOL

 

 

 

amanda nunes ko ronda rousey

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

  1. Amanda Nunes (c)
  2. Valentina Shevchenko
  3. Holly Holm
  4. Raquel Pennington
  5. Julianna Pena
  6. Ketlen Vieira
  7. Sara McMann
  8. Ronda Rousey
  9. Cat Zingano

 

I see the top five as somewhat interchangeable. The rest aren’t close. At least she has a good husband. You know who…

 

 

 

rose KO joanna champion

STRAWWEIGHT

  1. Rose Namajunas (c)
  2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  3. Jessica Andrade
  4. Claudia Gadelha
  5. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  6. Tecia Torres
  7. Michelle Waterson
  8. Cynthia Calvillo
  9. Carla Esparza
  10. Felice Herrig

 

I once wondered if JJ would ever be truly challenged and now I wonder what we all wonder: will she return and win?

 

demetrious johnson mighty mouse wins gif

POUND FOR POUND

  1. Demetrious Johnson
  2. Georges St. Pierre
  3. Conor McGregor
  4. Daniel Cormier
  5. Max Holloway
  6. Robert Whittaker
  7. TJ Dillashaw
  8. Stipe Miocic
  9. Frankie Edgar
  10. Tyron Woodley
  11. Dominick Cruz

*Women are not ranked alongside men.  Our rankings understand Sharia.

 

The gulf between DJ and #2mis as wide as any you’d find at a porn convention – that was true until GSP did what he did and now who knows. Cody drops off and TJ drops in.

 

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