|1. Quinton Jackson||208||UFC|
|2. Lyoto Machida||167||UFC|
|3. Chuck Liddell||163||UFC|
|4. Forrest Griffin||119||UFC|
|5. Mauricio Rua||112||UFC|
|6. Wanderlei Silva||107||UFC|
|7. Keith Jardine||58||UFC|
|8. Dan Henderson||50||UFC|
|9. Thiago Silva||43||UFC|
|11. Rameu Thierry Sokoudjou||39||UFC|
|12. Vladimir Matyushenko||14||IFL|
|13. Tito Ortiz||9||???|
|14. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira||8||Affliction|
|15. Stephan Bonnar||5||UFC|
|16. Renato Sobral||4||Affliction|
|17. Ricardo Arona||3||Unsigned|
|17. Travis Wiuff||3||WVR|
|19. Brian Stann||1||WEC|
This is a purer and simpler Meta-Rankings, and we believe the most accurate informative rankings anywhere on the web.
Because opinions are like assholes — everybody has one and they all stink — we don’t put up our own subjective fighter rankings, we compile and average the rankings of every source we could find online. The full list of sources is in the extended entry.
Note that the points are out of a possible 210.
Talk about domination, the UFC owns this weight class with all of the top ten most highly regarded fighters signed.
Affliction has two of these guys fighting on their July 19th card — Little Nog and Babalu. Unfortunately they have them fighting other people instead of each other. The news that Nogueria’s opponent, Tiger White, is out due to a diuretc bust with another promotion might free them up to put these two Brazilian legends in the ring against each other. The outlier of the month is clearly Brian Stann, ranked #10 by a single web site.
We retooled our approach to include more sources. We also eliminated the weighting we were doing to favor statistical and fan-voting sites.
The goal is to show how the MMA community rates the fighters, not to bore you with our opinions.
Note that we only include fighters who made the top ten of one of our source sites. That creates some obvious distortions at the bottom of our rankings — Brian Stann for example is not even considered a top 30 by most sources, but somebody out there considers him a top 10 light heavyweight.
We combined the following heavyweight top 10 rankings: Wamma, MMA Fighting, MMA-ELO, MMA Ranks, Full Contact Fighter, TAGG Radio, 411 Mania, MMA Weekly, Sherdog, Cage Potato, MMA Madness, MMA on Tap, Five Ounces of Pain, FightMatrix, MMA Playground, HD Net/Inside MMA, MMA-ValeTudo Japan, Brawl Sports, Total MMA, Fighters Magazine and Figure Four Online — giving 10 points for a first place rank, 1 point for a tenth place ranking.
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