Should MMA adopt a "ladder" for rankings?

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  1. MIC

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    Similar to team sports? For example a victory via decision is worth 3 pts, and you get an extra pt for KO/Sub, and only 1 pt each for a draw? Any fighters on equal pts then can be separated by another metric like "fight efficieny" (time spent in octagon/ number of victories).Any thoughts? Not sure if it would work, just thinking out loud.
     
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    Great idea, Napoleon.

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  3. Fraz

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    Tapping to strikes is -1000 points
     
  4. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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  5. BringCodyBack

    BringCodyBack Green Belt

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    Yeah ! Love ladder fights !!

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  6. JayJayFrench

    JayJayFrench Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    Yes. And there can be different regional divisions, like East, West, North and South. There can be playoffs too. A 5 fight first round, a 5 fight second, and 7 for semi and quarter finals. Each regional champ will then fight 7 times against another (north vs south, east vs west) Then there could be a UFC World Series. They should do this for every weight class.
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    No, for the simple reason that in team sports teams actually compete frequently, whereas in MMA guys barely fight once a year.
     
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    Some sortve ELO system that accounts for how recent results are (so fighters don't stay super high ranked after their primes).
     
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  10. ch1584

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    But then how would they screw over legitimate contenders for overhyped money fights?
     
  11. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    The UFC does have a ladder system you goof. Matchmaking is not random. Guys who are similarly situated are supposed to be matched together.
     
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  12. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments I'm on the prowl... for sexy attachments!

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    This will never happen because Dana loves his BS fights too much
     
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    Rankings are B.S. anyway.
     
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  15. JayJayFrench

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    I wouldn't mind a bladder system. Both fighters must not piss 8 hours prior to the fight and drink 1 litre of water upon entering the octagon. The fighters may not engage offensively nor defensively until they finish their water. Meaning that if fighter A finishes first, he can start pummeling his opponent until the opponent finishes their water, and fighter B cannot defend themselves. Fighters will be deducted 1 point per piss spot on their shorts. Sponsored by Peebok.
    Book it Dana.
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  16. mutombo

    mutombo bustin' wack rhymes since 1979

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    Yeah this would be good
     
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  18. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Skin that Smokewagon !!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Rankings suck... The top contender doesn't even get the title shot... Just Trash Talk on social media.
     

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