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 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.

Heavyweight
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

Middleweight
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

Welterweight
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

Lightweight
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

Featherweight
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

Bantamweight
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

Flyweight
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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12/3/12 2:49 PM
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You can't have Diaz ranked above Carlos. Phone Post
12/3/12 3:01 PM
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Proof Bisping is top five.

Thanks for clarifying Ken. Phone Post
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kinson -  You can't have Diaz ranked above Carlos. Phone Post

Yeah Kenny can't have his own opinion, you're right.
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Yes you can have Condit ranked lower than Diaz.
1. If you think that Diaz won that fight.
2. If you are making up your own rankings
3. If you think that Diaz is closer to a title shot than Carlos

Personally I am all 3 but ymmv. Phone Post
12/3/12 3:10 PM
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On kennyflorian.com I assume his opinion counts for everything. Phone Post
12/3/12 3:13 PM
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Diaz Hate is a legitimate disease for which there is no cure.
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Diaz above Condit makes a lot more sense than Evans above Machida considering how those two fights went! Phone Post
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Where is Big Country?
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kinson -  You can't have Diaz ranked above Carlos. Phone Post

Yeah Kenny can't have his own opinion, you're right.

Opinion only counts when the match up is hypothetical. Condit already beat Diaz and Nick hasn't fought since.

I believe Diaz won against Condit so I rank him higher than Condit too, that is my opinion. A lot of people think Frankie won against Benson and will rank him higher, that is their opinion.
12/3/12 3:28 PM
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How on earth did Condit get below Diaz?

 

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kinson -  You can't have Diaz ranked above Carlos. Phone Post

Yeah Kenny can't have his own opinion, you're right.

Opinion only counts when the match up is hypothetical. Condit already beat Diaz and Nick hasn't fought since.

I believe Diaz won against Condit so I rank him higher than Condit too, that is my opinion. A lot of people think Frankie won against Benson and will rank him higher, that is their opinion.

Rankings are not based on opinion.


Kenny Florian, expert analyst and veteran fighter's opinion > than internet tough guy troll lilbrockonmychest's opinion
12/3/12 3:39 PM
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kinson -  You can't have Diaz ranked above Carlos. Phone Post

Yeah Kenny can't have his own opinion, you're right.

Opinion only counts when the match up is hypothetical. Condit already beat Diaz and Nick hasn't fought since.

I believe Diaz won against Condit so I rank him higher than Condit too, that is my opinion. A lot of people think Frankie won against Benson and will rank him higher, that is their opinion.

Rankings are not based on opinion.


It's strange that all rankings are different then.
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Dropping condit 2 places is absurd, and that means the same logic should be applied to mw with chael at No4 and bisping at 3

And why is there question marks next to the names? Phone Post
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How on earth did Condit get below Diaz?

 


kenny used his eyes and his brain to come to the conclusion that the judges opinions are irrelevant because nick won the 1st, 2nd and 5th round. I applaud kenny for his unbiased opinion.
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It's his opinion, which is cool, but I don't see BJ Penn in the top 10 WW anymore honestly.
12/3/12 4:03 PM
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Willy the Coyote - Having Condit lower than Diaz is a joke.
You're obviously much more qualified than Mr. Florian. GSP is the champ, Condit lost to GSP. Diaz hasn't fought GSP so in terms of Zuffa, Diaz is higher ranked than Condit because he has done better against the champ by default. Just cause the Steelers beat the Ravens does not mean the Steelers are ranked higher. Phone Post

This is some of the dumbest logic I've ever seen in my entire life. What a fucking idiot.
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Willy the Coyote - Having Condit lower than Diaz is a joke.
You're obviously much more qualified than Mr. Florian. GSP is the champ, Condit lost to GSP. Diaz hasn't fought GSP so in terms of Zuffa, Diaz is higher ranked than Condit because he has done better against the champ by default. Just cause the Steelers beat the Ravens does not mean the Steelers are ranked higher. Phone Post
BOOOM! Phone Post
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Rory @ 7 and Kos @ 9?? C'mon Kenny, think about how this fight would go. Rory would have nothing for Kos.
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How on earth did Condit get below Diaz?

 


kenny used his eyes and his brain to come to the conclusion that the judges opinions are irrelevant because nick won the 1st, 2nd and 5th round. I applaud kenny for his unbiased opinion.

MMAJUNKIE scored the fight for Condit

Sherdog scored the fight for Condit

5thround scored the fight for Condit

MMAWeekly scored the fight for Condit

Bloodyelbow scored the fight for Condit

MMAfrenzy scored the fight for Condit

MMARising scored the fight for Condit

MMAFighting scored the fight for Condit

That's the whole first page of a google search for play by play results of the event, plus two.

Oh, and most importantly, the judges scored the fight for Condit. It doesn't seem like it was all that controversial outside of Diaz lovers.

i guess i must have imagined the hundreds of diaz robbed threads immediately after the fight. i also checked out sherdog on your list and two of them had it 48-47 condit, and one had it 48-47 diaz. The difference being the subjectivity of one round. Not exactly a clear cut victory for condit that you want us to believe.
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not bad, don't like weidman at 2 for beating an overrated munoz
don't understand the leapfrog Swanson made over lamas, would have him at 4 ahead of cub
good to see dos anjos in there, he was giving guida fits in that fight before the injury Phone Post
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good job actually.
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Weidman ranked number 2 with zero wins over anyone else in the top 10? Makes a whole lot of sense. Phone Post
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In a surprising turn of events, a lot of people don't agree with one person's opinions on top10 lists. Who would of ever though this might be the case?
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I'm surprised Nate Diaz is at #5 given he's the number 1 contender. All the rest of the list is give or take accurate. Phone Post

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