Kenny Florian's ZUFFA rankings


 Florian has fought in four different weight divisions, fought for a UFC title three times, has the second highest submission finish total in the UFC, and is one smart guy, so he knows a lot about numbers.

Below he turns his prodigious talents to rankings, with a top 10 out of every fighters on the ZUFFA roster.

1. Junior Dos Santos
2. Cain Velasquez
3. Alistair Overeem
4. Daniel Cormier
5. Josh Barnett
6. Shane Carwin
7. Fabricio Werdum
8. Frank Mir
9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
10. Antonio Silva

Light Heavyweight
1. Jon Jones ?
2. Dan Henderson ?
3. Rashad Evans
4. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ?
5. Lyoto Machida ?
6. Quinton Jackson
7. Alexander Gustafsson
8. Forrest Griffin
9. Thiago Silva
10. Phil Davis

1. Anderson Silva ?
2. Chris Weidman ?
3. Chael Sonnen
4. Michael Bisping
5. Vitor Belfort
6. Alan Belcher
7. Tim Boetsch
8. Luke Rockhold
9. Cung Le
10. Brian Stann

1. Georges St-Pierre ?
2. Johny Hendricks ?
3. Nick Diaz ?
4. Carlos Condit ?
5. Jon Fitch
6. Martin Kampmann
7. Rory MacDonald
8. Jake Ellenberger
9. Josh Koscheck
10. BJ Penn

1. Benson Henderson ?
2. Frankie Edgar ?
3. Gilbert Melendez ?
4. Gray Maynard
5. Nate Diaz
6. Anthony Pettis
7. Donald Cerrone
8. Jim Miller
9. Rafael Dos Anjos
10. Clay Guida

1. Jose Aldo ?
2. Chad Mendes
3. Chan Sung Jung
4. Cub Swanson
5. Dennis Siver
6. Erik Koch
7. Diego Nunes
8. Ricardo Llamas ?
9. Dustin Poirier
10. Hatsu Hioki

1. Dominick Cruz ?
2. Renan Barao ?
3. Michael McDonald
4. Urijah Faber
5. Brad Pickett
6. Brian Bowles
7. Mike Easton
8. Ivan Menjivar
9. Yves Jabouin
10. Scott Jorgensen

1. Demetrious Johnson ?
2. Ian McCall
3. Joseph Benavidez ?
4. Jon Dodson
5. Chris Cariaso
6. John Lineker
7. John Moraga
8. Jussier Da Silva
9. Yasuhiro Urushitani
10. Louis Gaudinot

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GelderdEnd site profile image  

12/4/12 8:14 AM by GelderdEnd

So your saying Shogun is better than Rashad?

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12/4/12 6:57 AM by Strength

Before Rashad's fight with Jones, Rashad was not ranked #3Rashad with a LOSS to Jones jumped up to #3 on a majority of lists. RidicliousShogun should be ranked ahead of Rashad. As far as im concerned, Shogun is the #3 Machida should be ranked ahead of Rashad too. He holds that brutal KO over himMachida should be the #4 and Rashad should be the #5Anyway, not only do I think Shogun is a higher caliber of fighter to Rashad, and would also beat Rashad to boot, but in my opinion Shogun has had better past and present wins Shogun's KO wins over Forrest and Vera are a little more impressive to me then Rashad's TKO win over Tito and 5 round boring decision over fringe prospect Phil DavisAlthough, it can be kind of close depending on how you view Davis. But there's no disputing knockout>decision Plus, If you want to go back further then that too,Rashad has wins over Thaigo and an over the hill Rampage. Rashad was lackluster in both winsRashad struggled to take down or hold down both. Gassed out and then almost got knocked out by both late in the fightsMeanwhile, during that time, Shogun was systematically dismantling the elusive style of Machida. The same Machida who prior to losing to Shogun TWICE, violently knocked out RashadShogun beat Machida, beat him twice to boot, while Machida was STILL the man. (Shogun was the first to ever figure Machida out. Untill this day, no one has consistently out struck Machida the way Shogun did two times in two fights)Shogun's devastating KO win over Machida alone blows away Rashad's lackluster wins over a perennial average tier Thiago and an over the hill Rampage Both have lost to JonesSo then you're left with Shogun's crushing KO win over Forrest - Shogun utterly destroyed Forrest with little effort required. Forrest was coming off a big win over Franklin too - and then Shogun's hard fought but still dominate KO win over Vera Versus:Rashad's TKO of close to retirement Tito and boring 5 round decision of fringe prospect DavisI have found Shogun to be more impressive over all. I also find Shogun's wins a little better.But i think Shogun is by far the better/more skilled fighter to Rashad.I feel Shogun has done enough to be ranked ahead of Rashad as wellp.sAlso,Shogun gave an all time classic performance over Hendo. Hendo is the #2 LHW, and according to many Shogun took him to a draw, so it's like... you get the picture! Shogun could be be tied as the #2 LHW(By the way, Shogun took Hendo to a draw despite being injured. Shogun had a broken clavicle. Amazing Shogun was still able to perform the way he did despite)If Rashad can jump ranks with a loss to Jones, then Shogun's performance over Hendo should have jumped Shogun up even more ranks

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12/4/12 6:53 AM by Strength

^ whole heartedly agree

Bucephalus site profile image  

12/4/12 5:40 AM by Bucephalus

Should be:1. Jon Jones2. Dan Henderson3. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua4. Lyoto Machida5. Rashad Evans

UGCTT_Sparro site profile image  

12/4/12 5:37 AM by UGCTT_Sparro

Who the fuck are you ?

newjack900 site profile image  

12/3/12 8:42 PM by newjack900

Werdum never gets any love on a lot of these top 10's.. I personally think he's looked like a monster lately with his improved standup.. I'd have him at 5 but who the fuck am I..

B17 site profile image  

12/3/12 8:12 PM by B17

forrest is too high, missing a couple i would change...   but overally, pretty good

Farewell Brock site profile image  

12/3/12 8:10 PM by Farewell Brock

Nuthuggers. That's how

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12/3/12 6:02 PM by KZTT_FawkingxD

Lol five best rappersDylan Dylan Dylan Dylan and DylanAnywayI like it for the most part. I can see how he's decided some things but better then mike straka!

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12/3/12 5:47 PM by UGCTT_zackthewop

My point isnt that he shouldn't be in the top ten its that he shouldn't be #2.