Pound for Pound

The rankings below represent our efforts to generate a conventional “pound-for-pound” ranking using only past fight data and the ranking software.  Different than the Divisional Dominance list, which is almost entirely mathematical and based proportionally on the default rating system results, this list consists of ratings that are computed separately, side-by-side with the divisional ratings using a heavily modified formula.  As a result, they will not be affected by factors such as a divisional change and cater to the “pound-for-pound” mindset that highlight momentum and tenured dominance.

With only a loose correlation with the divisional ratings, these can be considered our most subjective ratings to date. However, they use divisional normalization routines nearly identical to the Divisional Dominance list for the utmost fairness.  In addition, these ratings will be computed and updated with our weekly releases of the rankings.

Issue Date: 2/05/2023 (Official Release: #852)
Rank Fighter  (Division) Record Points
1 {natFlag} Alexander Volkanovski   (FW) 25-1-0
419
2 {natFlag} Francis Ngannou   (HW) 17-3-0
369
3 {natFlag} Brandon Moreno   (FLW) 21-6-2
250
4 {natFlag} Aljamain Sterling   (BW) 22-3-0
245
5 {natFlag} Leon Edwards   (WW) 20-3-0
226
6 {natFlag} Islam Makhachev   (LW) 23-1-0
195
7 {natFlag} Ciryl Gane   (HW) 11-1-0
161
8 {natFlag} Kamaru Usman   (WW) 20-2-0
159
9 {natFlag} Alex Pereira   (MW) 7-1-0
144
10 {natFlag} Jiri Prochazka   (LHW) 29-3-1
142
11 {natFlag} Colby Covington   (WW) 17-3-0
124
12 {natFlag} Israel Adesanya   (MW) 23-2-0
114
13 {natFlag} Robert Whittaker   (MW) 24-6-0
111
14 {natFlag} Belal Muhammad   (WW) 22-3-0
108
15 {natFlag} Curtis Blaydes   (HW) 17-3-0
101

97 Comments

  1. Oleg_FM August 20, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply

    He will be unranked the week of 10/22/2018 when it’s been 450 days since his last fight.

  2. St. Black August 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm Reply

    In some divisions points look really stupid! LW especially! Eddie Alvarez is number 1. It’s shame!

  3. St. Black August 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm Reply

    Khabib 26-0, UFC Lightweght Champion! He is not №1 in his division in this site… How is this possible?

  4. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm Reply

    You do understand this is a current list, right?

    If you think Fedor is a Top 10 P4P fighter today, I really don’t know what to tell you… But I have a feeling you might be looking for our all-time rankings.

  5. St. Black August 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm Reply

    Where is Khabib ???

  6. Miljaim August 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm Reply

    On the dot. I am suprised that UFC and some other organisations rate McGregor high. He shuld not be even in the first 15, but they rank him second. That’s just stupid and insulting to MMA fans.

  7. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm Reply

    Pretty sure that replacing ‘s’ with ‘z’ usually indicates one is a dumbass.

  8. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm Reply

    Khabib is #3 lightweight at the moment, behind Alvarez and Ferguson, so just missed the cut off for Top 15 P4P…

  9. LeBlanc August 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    I’ m deleting http://www.fightmatrix.com from my favs. Is it because he is Muslim?!!!

  10. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    Can’t be when he’s not even #1 in his division. The rating points at the top of LW are so close that even the top 2 guys are #14 & 15 P4P.

    Thompson and Mousasi are currently the only divisional #3s to make the P4P Top 15.

  11. aa. August 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    This week is the first I can recall where a non-UFC fighter is in the P4P rankings on a week they are fighting. I’m sure this happened back in the Pride days, but this is fun.

    (Also, think it might be time to expand these rankings so this happens a little more often)

  12. Stephen McDonald August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Can we get a longer list than 15? How about 100?

  13. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Check the FAQ – we’ve added an explanation of Combat Age.

    http://www.fightmatrix.com/faq/

  14. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Henderson still has a good chance of knocking Bisping out again. Retiring with a UFC title would be an amazing way to end a career.

  15. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    If the UFC instituted open weight fights, there would only be a handful of fighters below 205 who would be competitive in it. Sure, an Anderson Silva might be able to overcome the size advantage of Antonio Silva with speed and technique. How many other middleweights could do the same? What about welterweights, and below? The reason open weight worked in the early days of the sport is that there was a huge discrepancy in skill level which allowed smaller but more skilled fighters to succeed. The more the sport evolves, the less of a skill gap there is between fighters, and conversely the size differences matter more and more when other skills are nearly equal.

    Anyhow, it’s kind of a fun but meaningless discussion in today’s MMA world. UFC is not going back to open weight fights.

  16. Let me bang bro August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    where brock lesnar at son

    why you done gone fucked up yo shit yo

  17. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Perhaps we could expand this list some time soon – thanks for the suggestions!

  18. Spence197 August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    While I still believe GSP and Jose Aldo should top this list, I like how thee rankings aren’t entirely based on someone’s opinion. I definitely prefer this to sherdog.

  19. EduardoT August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Why Chael Sonnen is on 14 pound for pound ranking?!

  20. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    You’re silly.

  21. John N. August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    They look good. Weidman and Velasquez are close which I would have to assume is due to Velasquez (fairly) recent no loss. Newer champs and weaker divisions are lower. Hard to argue much here. Big Rig is going to dethrone that top dog come 11/16 though.
    I’ll make the same suggestion that was made for the DD list- with 8 weight classes, a top 15 would be nice to see. I’d like to know who Skynet thinks is the next top dog.

  22. Aaron August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    With as many good fighters there are out there, it would be cool to expand this list to 20 or 25 – otherwise it’s just “who are the UFC champions + 2”. Also would like to see how many guys outside the UFC would end up making it.

  23. Pier August 19, 2018 at 7:14 pm Reply

    how is Jones ranked again? isn’t he suspended since UFC214?

  24. Pier August 19, 2018 at 7:14 pm Reply

    how is Jones ranked again, isn’t he suspended indefinitely since UFC214

  25. oleg July 19, 2018 at 10:25 am Reply

    As far as I know he’s not cleared to fight and hasn’t even had a suspension officially handed out yet. If it will be 2 years like most expect, he will fall off the rankings before his return. However if he gets a reduced 1 year (like Anderson Silva just received), he will be eligible by the end of the month since suspensions are retroactive to the date of the last fight or the failed test.

  26. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    As far as I know he’s not cleared to fight and hasn’t even had a suspension officially handed out yet. If it will be 2 years like most expect, he will fall off the rankings before his return. However if he gets a reduced 1 year (like Anderson Silva just received), he will be eligible by the end of the month since suspensions are retroactive to the date of the last fight or the failed test.

  27. Junky July 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm Reply

    When was Jones cleared to fight?

  28. Junky August 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    When was Jones cleared to fight?

  29. Randy July 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm Reply

    Khabib Nurmagomedov is number 10-5 !!!

  30. Randy August 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    Khabib Nurmagomedov is number 10-5 !!!

  31. aa. May 21, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply

    This week is the first I can recall where a non-UFC fighter is in the P4P rankings on a week they are fighting. I’m sure this happened back in the Pride days, but this is fun.

    (Also, think it might be time to expand these rankings so this happens a little more often)

  32. oleg May 10, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply

    LMAO, no, religion is not one of the factors in determining a fighter’s rating.

  33. LeBlanc May 10, 2018 at 10:20 am Reply

    I’ m deleting http://www.fightmatrix.com from my favs. Is it because he is Muslim?!!!

  34. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    LMAO, no, religion is not one of the factors in determining a fighter’s rating.

  35. St. Black May 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm Reply

    In some divisions points look really stupid! LW especially! Eddie Alvarez is number 1. It’s shame!

  36. oleg May 8, 2018 at 10:04 am Reply

    Because he didn’t beat the champion, or the interim champion, or the top contender, or even the Top 3-ranked guy for the title. He beat someone who was borderline Top-10, which wasn’t enough to get him ranked above Ferguson or Alvarez.

    Holding a UFC title doesn’t automatically make you #1 in the division. Especially when UFC is arbitrarily handing out title shots with no regard for rankings – not even their own – and creates interim titles for no apparent reason. In this case, it’s not the UFC or Khabib’s fault that Tony got injured, they made the best they could out of a bad situation… had Khabib beat Ferguson, he would have been a clear #1 and definitely would have had a spot in the P4P Top 10.

    If you look at the rating points, the Top 3 at lightweight are very close. Beating Iaquinta just didn’t give Khabib enough points to rank him over Ferguson and Alvarez.

  37. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    Because he didn’t beat the champion, or the interim champion, or the top contender, or even the Top 3-ranked guy for the title. He beat someone who was borderline Top-10, which wasn’t enough to get him ranked above Ferguson or Alvarez.

    Holding a UFC title doesn’t automatically make you #1 in the division. Especially when UFC is arbitrarily handing out title shots with no regard for rankings – not even their own – and creates interim titles for no apparent reason. In this case, it’s not the UFC or Khabib’s fault that Tony got injured, they made the best they could out of a bad situation… had Khabib beat Ferguson, he would have been a clear #1 and definitely would have had a spot in the P4P Top 10.

    If you look at the rating points, the Top 3 at lightweight are very close. Beating Iaquinta just didn’t give Khabib enough points to rank him over Ferguson and Alvarez.

  38. St. Black May 8, 2018 at 3:22 am Reply

    Khabib 26-0, UFC Lightweght Champion! He is not №1 in his division in this site… How is this possible?

  39. oleg May 7, 2018 at 10:38 am Reply

    Can’t be when he’s not even #1 in his division. The rating points at the top of LW are so close that even the top 2 guys are #14 & 15 P4P.

    Thompson and Mousasi are currently the only divisional #3s to make the P4P Top 15.

  40. St. Black May 7, 2018 at 3:37 am Reply

    Khabib is minimum №5 P4P !!!

  41. St. Black August 19, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

    Khabib is minimum №5 P4P !!!

  42. oleg May 2, 2018 at 11:05 am Reply

    Khabib is #3 lightweight at the moment, behind Alvarez and Ferguson, so just missed the cut off for Top 15 P4P…

  43. St. Black May 2, 2018 at 10:02 am Reply

    Where is Khabib ???

  44. jason April 25, 2018 at 4:08 pm Reply

    Pretty sure that replacing ‘s’ with ‘z’ usually indicates one is a dumbass.

  45. oleg April 25, 2018 at 8:07 am Reply

    You do understand this is a current list, right?

    If you think Fedor is a Top 10 P4P fighter today, I really don’t know what to tell you… But I have a feeling you might be looking for our all-time rankings.

  46. Nomdar April 25, 2018 at 5:25 am Reply

    Seriously Fedor is not even there :S tyron woodley ?? max holloway ??? GSP rated 7 ??? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha unbelievable ortega alvarez romero :’) this iz a Joke !

  47. Nomdar August 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm Reply

    Seriously Fedor is not even there :S tyron woodley ?? max holloway ??? GSP rated 7 ??? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha unbelievable ortega alvarez romero :’) this iz a Joke !

  48. Miljaim February 24, 2018 at 9:49 am Reply

    On the dot. I am suprised that UFC and some other organisations rate McGregor high. He shuld not be even in the first 15, but they rank him second. That’s just stupid and insulting to MMA fans.

  49. Mark Robinson October 23, 2017 at 6:39 pm Reply

    Not so unusual, as the Conor/Max fight was back in 2013, and Max has won 11 consecutive matches of which 0 were “money fights”.
    Conor has fought and won 6 matches that were not “money fights” in the same time.
    Conor has fought 3 money fights of which he has lost 2. (one was a boxing match) The fights against Nate were basically meaningless spectacles that have no bearing upon true rankings in MMA.

    Max deserves his spot. He has not subverted, ducked, or manipulated anything in his matches. He is a working man fighter who fights whomever the UFC will put in front of him, and he has prevailed in his last 11 fights.

  50. Mark Robinson August 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply

    Not so unusual, as the Conor/Max fight was back in 2013, and Max has won 11 consecutive matches of which 0 were “money fights”.
    Conor has fought and won 6 matches that were not “money fights” in the same time.
    Conor has fought 3 money fights of which he has lost 2. (one was a boxing match) The fights against Nate were basically meaningless spectacles that have no bearing upon true rankings in MMA.

    Max deserves his spot. He has not subverted, ducked, or manipulated anything in his matches. He is a working man fighter who fights whomever the UFC will put in front of him, and he has prevailed in his last 11 fights.

  51. jason July 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm Reply

    How long ago was that fight?

  52. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply

    How long ago was that fight?

  53. Jo July 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm Reply

    Hilarious that Max Max Holloway is ranked higher than McGregor (for anyone that watched their fight).

  54. Jo August 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply

    Hilarious that Max Max Holloway is ranked higher than McGregor (for anyone that watched their fight).

  55. oleg December 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Not sure if Page is UFC level just yet, he looks promising and will likely end up in UFC eventually but I certainly won’t go as far cleaning out the division at this point in his career… He hasn’t even cleaned out the Bellator WW division yet, and that’s not a very deep pool

  56. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply

    Not sure if Page is UFC level just yet, he looks promising and will likely end up in UFC eventually but I certainly won’t go as far cleaning out the division at this point in his career… He hasn’t even cleaned out the Bellator WW division yet, and that’s not a very deep pool

  57. oleg October 13, 2016 at 11:52 am Reply

    He was always a flawed fighter. Came to UFC at his peak (arguably) and got ruined by Gonzaga. Fighting in cage + elbows seems to have affected him in a big way.

  58. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply

    He was always a flawed fighter. Came to UFC at his peak (arguably) and got ruined by Gonzaga. Fighting in cage + elbows seems to have affected him in a big way.

  59. oleg October 7, 2016 at 9:26 am Reply

    Henderson still has a good chance of knocking Bisping out again. Retiring with a UFC title would be an amazing way to end a career.

  60. Stephen McDonald September 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm Reply

    Can we get a longer list than 15? How about 100?

  61. oleg September 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm Reply

    The actor? Does he have any real combat sports/martial arts background, or any other athletic experience?

  62. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply

    The actor? Does he have any real combat sports/martial arts background, or any other athletic experience?

  63. oleg September 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm Reply

    Few people in this sport are more deserving of respect than Condit. Dude always been a class act, he personifies what MMA should be all about.

  64. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply

    Few people in this sport are more deserving of respect than Condit. Dude always been a class act, he personifies what MMA should be all about.

  65. oleg September 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm Reply

    I picked him against Larkin too. That was a tough loss.

  66. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply

    I picked him against Larkin too. That was a tough loss.

  67. oleg November 12, 2015 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Some old school UGers might remember Manny… but for the most part this is true.

  68. 23fdwff November 12, 2015 at 1:38 pm Reply

    lol no one knows who you are man

  69. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Some old school UGers might remember Manny… but for the most part this is true.

  70. 23fdwff August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    lol no one knows who you are man

  71. Manny Reyes Jr. July 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm Reply

    Please Read:
    This is Manny Reyes Jr. Just wanna Clear my Name.. If you guys can Help:
    Attention: to all my ONLINE Character Killers and Haters (Past and Present)..
    MMA and FIGHT SPORTS MEDIA..
    Also to all my Friends, Family and Loved ones.. Please Read and Comment:
    I wanna set the Story Straight.. First and Foremost I want to APOLOGIZE to any of you in the Past in whom I Offended.. as a Young Fighter I was Cocky, Arrogant and being used and Mis-Managed by Promoters & Managers early in my Career being told to Antagonize everyone to “Build Ticket Sales” ended up Hurting me in the Long run.. but I take FULL RESPONSIBILITY.. Hermes Franca, I Apologize.. You were my First ever Defeat.. everything I was Forced to say against you I didn’t mean.. and I’m Sorry.. Mike Brown who I also fought on 24 Hrs Notice I never had a Problem with.. American Top Team I Apologize.. UFC, Dana White.. Sorry.. again.. we all make Mistakes.. I’m not Perfect.. as for all the NEGATIVE things that are Written up about me Online.. I can Understand why Shots have been taken against me but the MAJORITY of it are LIES.. but I Understand at one time I was Voted the Most HATED MMA Fighter over TITO ORTIZ and I Played the Villain/Bad Guy Character and it Hurt me.. all for Ticket Sales.. my Mistake.. one thing that is CLEAR.. Never have I been AFRAID of SCARED to get in a RING or CAGE with any Fighter.. I’ve Proven that.. it is no Accident that I Won Over 20 WORLD TITLES in SPORT KARATE and Over 800 Point Matches.. Won and ISKA INTERNATIONAL KO KARATE Title.. Never lost in TOUGHMAN BOXING.. fought for the PKA, ISKA and WCL under CHUCK NORRIS.. Beat some of the Best like WBO BOXING CHAMPION CHRIS ALGIRE who fought MANNY PAQUIAO.. GLORY’s RAY DANIELS.. Karate’s Greatest SUPER LT. Weight ever TONY YOUNG.. WCW and WWE’s ERNEST MILLER to name a few.. everyone knows what I ACCOMPLISHED in Stand up STRIKING SPORTS.. my ROOTS.. MMA.. I got into it at age 30.. 11-4 Record.. Fought some of the Best in my Era.. Won 2-KING OF THE CAGE Fights on Pay-Per-View.. Tried out for PRIDE-FC.. was on the UFC’s ULTIMATE FIGHTER SEASON 2 but was Released Prior to Filming.. Fought for AFC, WEF, CFA/MFA and G-FORCE.. everything I Won I EARNED.. 67-Wins/6-Losses/2-Draws Combined Record: KO Karate, Kick Boxing, Toughman Boxing, K-1 Rules and MMA.. 1990’s-2015.. Look at the Pictures below and see who I Really am and have become.. I Raised my First 2 Older Children on my own.. Mom and Dad.. I Care and Provide to the HOMELESS and to the HUNGRY.. I Help Kids with AUTISM from the HEART.. I run my RED RAIDERS TEAM MMA PROGRAM to HELP those Adults who want to get their Life on Track.. I try to make every CHILD SMILE and be HAPPY.. lets look at the Good Guys.. and I Accept the Mistakes I made in the Past.. and I’m Sorry.. I have a HEART.. I am in the PROCESS of reaching out to these Sites Online so they can Remove some of the LIES and NEGATIVITY Written against me for the MISTAKES I make over 12 years ago.. Peace be with you.. those who know me (the Real me) and not the Bad Guy Villain I Play as a Fighter Please Feel Free to Comment.. again FORGIVE ME..

  72. Manny Reyes Jr. August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Please Read:
    This is Manny Reyes Jr. Just wanna Clear my Name.. If you guys can Help:
    Attention: to all my ONLINE Character Killers and Haters (Past and Present)..
    MMA and FIGHT SPORTS MEDIA..
    Also to all my Friends, Family and Loved ones.. Please Read and Comment:
    I wanna set the Story Straight.. First and Foremost I want to APOLOGIZE to any of you in the Past in whom I Offended.. as a Young Fighter I was Cocky, Arrogant and being used and Mis-Managed by Promoters & Managers early in my Career being told to Antagonize everyone to “Build Ticket Sales” ended up Hurting me in the Long run.. but I take FULL RESPONSIBILITY.. Hermes Franca, I Apologize.. You were my First ever Defeat.. everything I was Forced to say against you I didn’t mean.. and I’m Sorry.. Mike Brown who I also fought on 24 Hrs Notice I never had a Problem with.. American Top Team I Apologize.. UFC, Dana White.. Sorry.. again.. we all make Mistakes.. I’m not Perfect.. as for all the NEGATIVE things that are Written up about me Online.. I can Understand why Shots have been taken against me but the MAJORITY of it are LIES.. but I Understand at one time I was Voted the Most HATED MMA Fighter over TITO ORTIZ and I Played the Villain/Bad Guy Character and it Hurt me.. all for Ticket Sales.. my Mistake.. one thing that is CLEAR.. Never have I been AFRAID of SCARED to get in a RING or CAGE with any Fighter.. I’ve Proven that.. it is no Accident that I Won Over 20 WORLD TITLES in SPORT KARATE and Over 800 Point Matches.. Won and ISKA INTERNATIONAL KO KARATE Title.. Never lost in TOUGHMAN BOXING.. fought for the PKA, ISKA and WCL under CHUCK NORRIS.. Beat some of the Best like WBO BOXING CHAMPION CHRIS ALGIRE who fought MANNY PAQUIAO.. GLORY’s RAY DANIELS.. Karate’s Greatest SUPER LT. Weight ever TONY YOUNG.. WCW and WWE’s ERNEST MILLER to name a few.. everyone knows what I ACCOMPLISHED in Stand up STRIKING SPORTS.. my ROOTS.. MMA.. I got into it at age 30.. 11-4 Record.. Fought some of the Best in my Era.. Won 2-KING OF THE CAGE Fights on Pay-Per-View.. Tried out for PRIDE-FC.. was on the UFC’s ULTIMATE FIGHTER SEASON 2 but was Released Prior to Filming.. Fought for AFC, WEF, CFA/MFA and G-FORCE.. everything I Won I EARNED.. 67-Wins/6-Losses/2-Draws Combined Record: KO Karate, Kick Boxing, Toughman Boxing, K-1 Rules and MMA.. 1990’s-2015.. Look at the Pictures below and see who I Really am and have become.. I Raised my First 2 Older Children on my own.. Mom and Dad.. I Care and Provide to the HOMELESS and to the HUNGRY.. I Help Kids with AUTISM from the HEART.. I run my RED RAIDERS TEAM MMA PROGRAM to HELP those Adults who want to get their Life on Track.. I try to make every CHILD SMILE and be HAPPY.. lets look at the Good Guys.. and I Accept the Mistakes I made in the Past.. and I’m Sorry.. I have a HEART.. I am in the PROCESS of reaching out to these Sites Online so they can Remove some of the LIES and NEGATIVITY Written against me for the MISTAKES I make over 12 years ago.. Peace be with you.. those who know me (the Real me) and not the Bad Guy Villain I Play as a Fighter Please Feel Free to Comment.. again FORGIVE ME..

  73. oleg April 22, 2015 at 10:12 pm Reply

    Check the FAQ – we’ve added an explanation of Combat Age.

    http://www.fightmatrix.com/faq/

  74. Mike April 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm Reply

    What in the heck is combat age?

  75. Mike August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    What in the heck is combat age?

  76. John N. December 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm Reply

    Thanks. Looks about right now.

  77. John N. August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Thanks. Looks about right now.

  78. jason December 7, 2014 at 5:37 pm Reply

    Was a bug…

  79. jason December 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm Reply

    Yeah, I said the same thing.

    This P4P system is separate from the main ratings and definitely didn’t get a similar level of attention. There’s likely a bug.

    Will look into it.

  80. John N. December 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm Reply

    No Robbie Lawler?

  81. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Was a bug…

  82. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Yeah, I said the same thing.

    This P4P system is separate from the main ratings and definitely didn’t get a similar level of attention. There’s likely a bug.

    Will look into it.

  83. John N. August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    No Robbie Lawler?

  84. oleg October 22, 2014 at 11:59 am Reply

    If the UFC instituted open weight fights, there would only be a handful of fighters below 205 who would be competitive in it. Sure, an Anderson Silva might be able to overcome the size advantage of Antonio Silva with speed and technique. How many other middleweights could do the same? What about welterweights, and below? The reason open weight worked in the early days of the sport is that there was a huge discrepancy in skill level which allowed smaller but more skilled fighters to succeed. The more the sport evolves, the less of a skill gap there is between fighters, and conversely the size differences matter more and more when other skills are nearly equal.

    Anyhow, it’s kind of a fun but meaningless discussion in today’s MMA world. UFC is not going back to open weight fights.

  85. yer October 22, 2014 at 1:17 am Reply

    would
    like to express my feelings on there being an open weight class in the UFC where
    you can weigh whatever you want. Fighters take so much energy to cut weight and
    end up not fighting at their optimum as a result, so why don’t we do away with
    weight classes? Now I know a lot of you are going to say that this would be
    unfair to smaller fighters, but isn’t the whole idea of martial arts to be able
    to defeat your opponent no matter how big they are? What the smaller fighters
    would lack in mass and strength, would make up for it with their speed and
    cardio, do you really think Bigfoot Silva is going to beat Anderson Silva
    because he is bigger? there is no way he is going to stop that level of
    technique. How many of you out there would love to see a UFC open weight class?
    And how many of you think there are UFC fighters in lower weight classes that
    would destroy fighters in higher weight classes if it was an open weight class?

  86. yer August 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

    would
    like to express my feelings on there being an open weight class in the UFC where
    you can weigh whatever you want. Fighters take so much energy to cut weight and
    end up not fighting at their optimum as a result, so why don’t we do away with
    weight classes? Now I know a lot of you are going to say that this would be
    unfair to smaller fighters, but isn’t the whole idea of martial arts to be able
    to defeat your opponent no matter how big they are? What the smaller fighters
    would lack in mass and strength, would make up for it with their speed and
    cardio, do you really think Bigfoot Silva is going to beat Anderson Silva
    because he is bigger? there is no way he is going to stop that level of
    technique. How many of you out there would love to see a UFC open weight class?
    And how many of you think there are UFC fighters in lower weight classes that
    would destroy fighters in higher weight classes if it was an open weight class?

  87. EduardoT November 1, 2013 at 8:48 am Reply

    Why Chael Sonnen is on 14 pound for pound ranking?!

  88. John N. October 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Love the top 15. Thanks

  89. John N. August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Love the top 15. Thanks

  90. oleg September 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Perhaps we could expand this list some time soon – thanks for the suggestions!

  91. Aaron September 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm Reply

    With as many good fighters there are out there, it would be cool to expand this list to 20 or 25 – otherwise it’s just “who are the UFC champions + 2”. Also would like to see how many guys outside the UFC would end up making it.

  92. Spence197 September 23, 2013 at 2:29 am Reply

    While I still believe GSP and Jose Aldo should top this list, I like how thee rankings aren’t entirely based on someone’s opinion. I definitely prefer this to sherdog.

  93. John N. September 21, 2013 at 10:13 am Reply

    They look good. Weidman and Velasquez are close which I would have to assume is due to Velasquez (fairly) recent no loss. Newer champs and weaker divisions are lower. Hard to argue much here. Big Rig is going to dethrone that top dog come 11/16 though.
    I’ll make the same suggestion that was made for the DD list- with 8 weight classes, a top 15 would be nice to see. I’d like to know who Skynet thinks is the next top dog.

  94. oleg September 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm Reply

    You’re silly.

  95. Let me bang bro September 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm Reply

    where brock lesnar at son

    why you done gone fucked up yo shit yo

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