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10/28/13 10:49 PM
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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 last weekend's Ultimate Fight Night 30, the most significant change was the addition of Lyoto Machida to the middleweight rankings:

Champion : Chris Weidman

1 Anderson Silva 

2 Vitor Belfort 

3 Ronaldo Souza 

4 Michael Bisping 

5 Lyoto Machida *NR

6 Luke Rockhold 

7 Mark Munoz -2

8 Francis Carmont -1

9 Costa Philippou -1

 

10 Chael Sonnen 

Lyoto Machida was previously unranked, as he had never fought in the division, but now is already considered a top five middleweight. Machida also remained ranked in the light heavyweight division, but that will likely change as it continues his middleweight career.


10/28/13 10:52 PM
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Sonnen needs to get back to 185 and start wrecking shit again. I know that machidas only had 1 fight but he should be ahead of bisping. Phone Post
10/28/13 11:20 PM
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Whaaaat? Bisping over machida?!?! Blasphemy Phone Post 3.0
10/28/13 11:40 PM
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Ill take chael 3-9 excluding machida cuz I'm not sure Phone Post 3.0
10/28/13 11:46 PM
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Lex_o - Ill take chael 3-9 excluding machida cuz I'm not sure Phone Post 3.0

What does Sonnen have to offer against Jacare?
10/28/13 11:55 PM
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Middleweight is stacked. How things change Phone Post 3.0
That list is actually unreal. So many awesome fights to be had. Phone Post 3.0
10/28/13 11:59 PM
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With UFC fighters fighting once every 6 months or longer, it could take years to gauge a true top 10 list in the MW division. It really sucks when you consider that most of those guys in those rankings are in their mid 30's or older. Phone Post
10/29/13 12:01 AM
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LOL @ Bisping being ranked higher than Machida. Phone Post
10/29/13 12:02 AM
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Lex_o - Ill take chael 3-9 excluding machida cuz I'm not sure Phone Post 3.0

What does Sonnen have to offer against Jacare?
Lolllllllllll sonnen eats the croc for dinner. Phone Post 3.0
10/29/13 12:02 AM
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OnlyTheStrongSurvive - LOL @ Bisping being ranked higher than Bisping. Phone Post
I agree Phone Post
10/29/13 12:02 AM
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Lex_o - Ill take chael 3-9 excluding machida cuz I'm not sure Phone Post 3.0

What does Sonnen have to offer against Jacare?
Lolllllllllll sonnen eats the croc for dinner. Phone Post 3.0
This Phone Post
10/29/13 12:05 AM
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Lex_o - Ill take chael 3-9 excluding machida cuz I'm not sure Phone Post 3.0

What does Sonnen have to offer against Jacare?
Lolllllllllll sonnen eats the croc for dinner. Phone Post 3.0
If you think Chael can do a fucking thing but tap against jacare you need to find a new sport to watch. Phone Post
10/29/13 12:06 AM
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OnlyTheStrongSurvive - LOL @ Bisping being ranked higher than Machida. Phone Post

Machida is 1-0 at MW and beating munoz doens't really gauge him as anything higher than what Munoz was at previously.

Based on skill of course i would consider machida top 5, maybe top 3, but let him win another fight before he is ranked there.

10/29/13 12:09 AM
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MMA Lives Here - Weidman
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Middleweight is stacked. How things change Phone Post 3.0
Looks right except I'd move Belfort to 5th spot. Phone Post 3.0
10/29/13 12:12 AM
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OnlyTheStrongSurvive - LOL @ Bisping being ranked higher than Machida. Phone Post

Machida is 1-0 at MW and beating munoz doens't really gauge him as anything higher than what Munoz was at previously.

Based on skill of course i would consider machida top 5, maybe top 3, but let him win another fight before he is ranked there.

Which is still a better win than Bisping has in his whole career at 185. Machida is better. This is why these rankings are meaningless Phone Post
10/29/13 12:14 AM
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It should go down like this

Vitor fights winner of weidman/silva
Chael fights machida for #1 contender
Jacare fights loser of weidman/silva Phone Post
10/29/13 12:25 AM
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Lex_o - Ill take chael 3-9 excluding machida cuz I'm not sure Phone Post 3.0

What does Sonnen have to offer against Jacare?
Lolllllllllll sonnen eats the croc for dinner. Phone Post 3.0
If you think Chael can do a fucking thing but tap against jacare you need to find a new sport to watch. Phone Post
If you don't think Chael has a chance in that fight you need a new fucking sport to watch. Phone Post 3.0
10/29/13 12:29 AM
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OnlyTheStrongSurvive - LOL @ Bisping being ranked higher than Machida. Phone Post
LOL @ potato being ranked higher than potato Phone Post 3.0
Fighter bashing? :) Phone Post
10/29/13 12:32 AM
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OnlyTheStrongSurvive - LOL @ Bisping being ranked higher than Machida. Phone Post

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10/29/13 12:40 AM
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That's the list right there.. Phone Post 3.0
10/29/13 12:46 AM
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teamquestnorth - It should go down like this

Vitor fights winner of weidman/silva
Chael fights machida for #1 contender
Jacare fights loser of weidman/silva Phone Post
You know chael already has 2 fights booked for him... Phone Post 3.0
Yeah I know. I think the rashad fight is completely pointless. The wand fight is too but its a huge fight and at the end of the day its all about $$. Chaels 36 now and he needs to start mixing it up with the top 5. I think he has one more run in him. Hopefully he can fight a top 5 guy by april. Im not sure when the whole TUF thing is over with. Phone Post
10/29/13 1:02 AM
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Lex_o - Ill take chael 3-9 excluding machida cuz I'm not sure Phone Post 3.0

What does Sonnen have to offer against Jacare?
Lolllllllllll sonnen eats the croc for dinner. Phone Post 3.0
If you think Chael can do a fucking thing but tap against jacare you need to find a new sport to watch. Phone Post
If you don't think Chael has a chance in that fight you need a new fucking sport to watch. Phone Post 3.0

Where does Chael have an advantage? Chael will get swept and submitted on the ground and Jacare has better stand up than Chael.

Seriously, Jacare beats Sonnen 9/10.
10/29/13 2:53 AM
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Lex_o - Ill take chael 3-9 excluding machida cuz I'm not sure Phone Post 3.0

What does Sonnen have to offer against Jacare?
Lolllllllllll sonnen eats the croc for dinner. Phone Post 3.0
If you think Chael can do a fucking thing but tap against jacare you need to find a new sport to watch. Phone Post
Id pay to see it and he'd do better than Okami. Phone Post
10/29/13 4:41 AM
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It's a joke that Bisping is ranked higher than Machida. Also, outside of Sonnen, would be cool if Rashad Evans was down at 185. If Mousasi made the move as well, man. Interesting division than and a lot of history between 185 and 205.
10/29/13 5:54 AM
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Middleweight is stacked. How things change Phone Post 3.0
I actually agree 100% with your list nice Phone Post 3.0

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