Originally Posted by Heaviside
Here are the UFC welterweight rankings after last night. These rankings are based the following criteria:
1.If fighter A beats fighter B, fighter A is better than fighter B and therefore is either already ranked higher in which case he does not move in the rankings (because beating a lower ranked fighter does not increase ones status) or fighter A is moved to the spot where fighter B was, because he has proven to be better than fighter B but not any other fighters and therefore cannot be ranked any higher than fighter B was. Fighter B then drops one spot because he is proven to be < fighter A but has not be proven to be worse than any other fighter. This is a continuation of the logic applied when a champion is beaten which is generally agreed upon, for example, when Pettis beat Benson, he moved to the #1 position and Benson only dropped to the #2 position.
2.In the event of a draw, the fighters are proven to be of the same level (one is not proven to be better than the other) this also means the lower ranked fighter is of a similar level to the higher ranked fighter, therefore the higher ranked fighter stays in the same position (because he has no proven himself to be any greater) and the lower ranked fighter takes the position below the higher ranked fighter (because he has shown to be at least on that level but not greater). An example of this would be BJ Penn vs Jon Fitch, Fitch was higher ranked and therefore he would stay in the same position and BJ would take the position below him.
3.Fighters are removed from the rankings when they retire or leave the division.
As a basis I began with the commonly held notion that Matt Hughes was the consensus #1 welterweight before losing to GSP the first time. This leads to the current top 10 being:
1 Johny Hendricks
2 Hector Lombard
3 Rory MacDonald
4 Demian Maia
5 Tyron Woodley
6 Carlos Condit
7 Robbie Lawler
8 Dong Hyun Kim
9 Matt Brown
10 Erick Silva
Edit: Just realized I left off Matt Browns win over Silva
Your criteria sucks. Just because a fighter beats another fighter doesn't make them better. That leads to a lot of contradictions. Chuck Liddel beat Wanderlei Silva, who beat Rampage Jackson 2/3 times, yet Rampage beat Chuck twice. It doesn't work. Robbie Lawler at #7? Are you kidding me? He fought Hendricks to a draw basically, beat up Rory and Burger and hes #7? He's #2, just about everyone agrees with that.