Sunday, November 16, 2008

Revised Rankings

1. Fedor Emelianenko
2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3. Andrei Arlovski
4. Josh Barnett
5. Brock Lesnar
6. Gabriel Gonzaga
7. Tim Sylvia
8. Aleksander Emelianenko
9. Junior Does Santos
10. Fabricio Werdum
Also receiving consideration: Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell
Note: Randy Couture was not intentionally left off this list because of skill, record, or anything else. However, at 45 and with Lesnar ruling the division it is highly unlikely Couture comes back as a heavyweight if at all. It will most likely be at light heavyweight but until he actually makes that decision I'm keeping him off both lists. Naturally Lesnar's win catapults him into the rankings.

1. BJ Penn
2. Shinya Aoki
3. Eddie Alvarez
4. Joachim Hansen
5. Gesias Calvancante
6. Tatsuya Kawajiri
7. Takanori Gomi
8. Sean Sherk
9. Kenny Florian
10. Josh Thompson
Also receiving consideration: Mitsuhiro Ishida, Gilbert Melendez, and Vitor Ribeiro

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