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Posted On:9/11/2007 12:33am
Style: Kaju, BJJ, Judo, Kempo
Well after reading Sherdogs take on the top 10 fighters, as well as MMA Weekly's jacked up ranking system, I decided to write a list of who I feel are the top 10 fighters in each weight class. Flame away :)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Georges St. Pierre
Last edited by Ke?poFist; 9/11/2007 1:57pm at .
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Posted On:9/11/2007 1:24pm
Posted On:9/11/2007 1:27pm
No Mark Hunt?
Posted On:9/11/2007 1:56pm
Editing the OP. I hashed this thread out pretty extensively on Sherdog. I originally didn't have Barnett up there because of roiding and no real big win in the last year beyond subbing Hunt, but it's a bit hypocritical because I left sherk and Franca up there, so I put him back in.
Posted On:9/11/2007 2:07pm
Style: BJJ, MT, Yoga
Your light heavyweight looks much better. I don't follow MMA events close enough. I haven't seen Renato do well in a while though. And even though i am a newly offciated member of the houston alexander nutriding club, I still think he needs a little more to be on the list.
Posted On:9/11/2007 2:12pm
No Joachim Hansen? Kawajiri? Ishida? Shaolin? Why did you put Gomi over Diaz? Not being an ass, just curious.
Posted On:9/11/2007 2:14pm
Should Sokoudjou be on the list with just 4 fights on his record? I get that 2 of those are KTFOing bad ass members of Brazilian Top Team, but still...
Posted On:9/11/2007 2:25pm
New York MMA Examiner Style: magic FUCKING powers!
I was one of the bigger Cropcop fans out there when he was in Pride. But the sudden difference in his aggression coming from Pride to UFC makes me think he was able to get away with a great deal of roiding in Japan that he simply never got caught for.
I see this in a couple of Pride fighters who simply can't get it together in the UFC.
That might be too big a conjecture for you, but as long as I have that doubt in my head I wouldn't put him on any top ten.
Incidentally, I certainly wouldn't put anyone actually caught juicing in a top ten, either. I don't care how good they are, they weren't playing on the level, they don't get into the hall of fame.
Posted On:9/12/2007 12:19pm
Style: BJJ, bad MT, ringworm fu
Rampage over Shogun? I know Rampage is looking much better than before, but Shogun absolutely dominated him/broke his ribs.
I also would probably put GSP over Serra even though GSP got KOed by Serra. GSP was overconfident and he got caught. I give credit to Serra but i think if they fought tomorrow GSP would win.
Also I like how you have Sakurai up there in the LW's. He's one of my favorite fighters and i think he's totally underrated by a lot of the people doing top 10's. What ever happened to him btw? They showed him ringside at UFC 73 I think, so i thought maybe they would sign him, but i haven't heard anything. Anyone know anything about that?
Posted On:9/12/2007 1:12pm
Originally Posted by KempoFist
Fisher, and Florian should not be on that list. Florian and Fisher haven't fought the level of competition they need to if we're even going to begin to put them up there, much less top 5. Penn hasn't fought at LW for a long time, and while a great fighter we haven't seen enough of him at that weight-class outside of beating a dead horse in Jens Pulver to rank him #2 in the LW division. Top-5 WW definitely, but I can't argue for #2 in the LW division. Franca just hasn't beaten top-10 competition. Fisher is good, but I would rank Mishima above him. The fact that you have Gomi and Diaz so low is almost abhorrent, especially since Diaz has put up so many good fights and Gomi is pretty good outside of his losses to Penn and Hansen. My rankings would look like this:
Significant mention: Uno, Stevenson.
Edit: LWs need to stop losing fights to one another and making this so fucking difficult. Be consistent, dammit!
Last edited by the yellow dart; 9/12/2007 1:31pm at .
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