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SasquatchShaman - He has big wins in the past and has not lost to any but Anderson at 185
More importantly, there really aren't many
I have him at 4, excluding Chael,because I can't think of any to put above him.
Weidman has Munoz, maybe Maia and Bisping has maybe 1 with Stann - both before him
Okami has a few, but just got KOed twice
Boetsch just lost low ranked Costa
Costa only has Boetsch
Rockhold's best is Jacare
Jacare's best Herman or Kennedy
Lombard lost to Boetsch
I've thought of this, and even then, I still say all those names should be above him. They're all in the division yearly, racking up wins/losses to their fellow Top 10'ers.
Makes no sense to keep Belfort so high up, just because no one's fought him yet. If anything, he should be beating these guys in order to have a spot on the rankings. It's been well over 3 years, and he still keeps his positioning.
It's mind bottling, frens.
Most rankings are based on their previous rankings, so other fighters loose to not-Anderson, drop down and don't pick up enough wins to pass him.
He sits, less active, and most people don't just start dropping people for not fighting, as long as they are eligible, so he slowly climbs and is now stuck there.
I really have no problem with any ranking that has him much lower, but it is easy to see how he ends up that way.
Aside from his resume, I think many would pick him over guys like Boetsch, Munoz or Okami which doesn't hurt.