Rankings 12.3.3: Diaz up 3 spots

by Chris Palmquist |

After each live event, the UFC polls various members of the media to update its Rankings in each weight division as well as the pound for pound rankings. 

With only a couple meaningful bouts at this past weekend's TUF 18 Finale, mens lightweight rankings is where we saw important movement.

Lighweight Champion: Anthony Pettis

1 Benson Henderson 

2 Gilbert Melendez 

3 TJ Grant 

4 Josh Thomson 

5 Nate Diaz +3

6 Rafael dos Anjos 

7 Khabib Nurmagomedov 

8 Gray Maynard -3

9 Donald Cerrone 


10 Jim Miller 

At the TUF 18 finale Nate Diaz impressively finished Gray Maynard in the first round and the collective media had the two swap rankings in the top ten.

Another interesting thing that happens between events, is that sometimes the collective media can change their mind and move fighters who didn't fight at the event.

After defeating Rory MacDonald at UFC 167, Robbie Lawler moved ahead of him and into the third spot. Several weeks removed, MacDonald is now ranked above Lawler in the third sport with Lawler moving to fourth.

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Sinful1 site profile image  

12/4/13 6:09 PM by Sinful1

all these ranking should be irrelevant by now considering they are 10 yeas old.

Aaron Becker site profile image  

12/4/13 4:31 PM by Aaron Becker

this is a retarded statement. If you beat someone just a few weeks ago, you definitely should be ranked above them

publics_lowDown_brazilianWax site profile image  

12/4/13 12:48 PM by publics_lowDown_brazilianWax

just because you beat someone once doesnt mean youre ranked higher. they may be able to beat way more of the top guys than you.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

12/4/13 12:42 PM by KingofBJJ

I don't see the point in always posting a picture of one of the Diazs giving the middle finger like it is supposed to be cool. Haven't you guys figured it out yet that people generally think that this sport is filled with a bunch sloped forehead goons with police records.  While not true, pictures like this won't exactly make them change their mind.

Sukulaku site profile image  

12/3/13 12:22 PM by Sukulaku

Wow. That Rory/Lawler fiasco is hilarious. And not the first time might I add.

Willo232 site profile image  

12/3/13 11:58 AM by Willo232

WTF Lawler there is no way to explain why Rory shouls be ranked over Robbie. If the fight was super close and uneventful maybe, but not woth that 3rd. Also don't think Nate should be that high coming off 2 losses to 1 win, then again i don't think Gray should have been 5 either. Healy should be 10.

MARC BULGER site profile image  

12/3/13 11:51 AM by MARC BULGER

Doesn't make sense since he got punked the whole fight.

Aaron Becker site profile image  

12/3/13 11:33 AM by Aaron Becker

why would Rory trade places with Lawler?