All 83 Light Heavyweights to ever reach top 10 ranking

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  1. aross

    aross Purple Belt

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    I put them in order with standings where 1st is 10pts, 2nd is 9pts, so on. (with 4 rankings per year)

    If Jon Jones keeps up his pace he will reach 1st place in 3.5 years.

    1. Tito Ortiz (250)
    2. Wanderlei Silva (247)
    3. Chuck Liddell (242)
    4. Quinton Jackson (241)
    5. Dan Henderson (233)
    6. Mauricio Rua (227)
    7. Rashad Evans (194)
    8. Lyoto Machida (189)
    9. Frank Shamrock (156)
    10. Randy Couture (155)
    Jon Jones (130)
    Ricardo Arona (112)
    Forrest Griffin (106)
    Vitor Belfort (105)
    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    Paulo Filho
    Yuki Kondo
    Yoshinori Nishi
    Alexander Gustafsson
    Renzo Gracie
    Jorge Pereira
    Maxim Tarasov
    Gegard Mousasi
    Roberto Godoi
    Murilo Bustamente
    Allan Goes
    Keith Jardine
    Jerry Bohlander
    Renato Sobral
    Ryan Bader
    Rameau Thierry Sokodojou
    Guy Mezger
    Jeremy Horn
    David Paaluhi
    Phil Davis
    Sanae Kikuta
    Kazushi Sakuraba
    Enson Inoue
    Anthony Macias
    Joe Slick
    Igor Zinoviev
    John Renken
    Matt Lindland
    Glover Teixera
    Tyrone Roberts
    Alistair Overeem
    Jason DeLucia
    Keiichiro Yamamiya
    Vladmir Matyushenko
    Eugene Jackson
    Kevin Jackson
    Rich Franklin
    Akira Shoji
    Rick Graveson
    John Lober
    Everaldo Alle
    Kevin Randleman
    Paulo Alfonso
    Chael Sonnen
    Evan Tanner
    Ikuhisa Minowa
    Luiz Cane
    Muhammed Lawal
    Omar Bouiche
    Kiyoshi Tamura
    Mike Van Arsdale
    Thiago Silva
    Ismail Souza
    Paul Jones
    Bart Guyer
    Daniel Cormier
    Hiromitsu Kanehara
    Alexander Otsuka
    Artur Mariano
    Brian Gassaway
    Daisuke Ishii
    George Allen
    Ricardo Almeida
    Vernon White
    Chris Lytle
    Kazuhiro Nakamura
    Osami Shibuya
    Yuki Sasaki
     
  2. Judo Thai Boxer

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    Really nice list, people should take this into account before they call guys like Cain the best ever.
     
  3. DizzyYeahYeah

    DizzyYeahYeah Red Belt

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    Come on Rampage, one more point.
     
  4. warriorfan808

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    Rampage had a shot at dethroning Tito on this, but his chances are pretty slim outside of the UFC. I see him fighting for 2 more years, being ranked 9th at best.
     
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    Duuude, if Rampage can stay on the list for two years straight, with just one ranking over 10, he'd be ranked NUMBER 1 ULTIMATE BEST.
     
  6. TheShockmaster

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    This is really interesting...would love to see this for other weight classes, heavyweight especially. Although we know Fedor will be #1, it will be interesting to see what Cain has to do to top him.
     
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    Jamoke Banned Banned

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    Lets go Rampage!!!
     
  8. HughPhug

    HughPhug Plug Tunin'

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    love it, thanks for sharing
     
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    Interesting to see the native warrior there, never had him pegged for top 10
     
  10. aross

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    I made a thread on it a while back, I'll make an updated version. Fedor is so ahead it's ridiculous from what I remember.
     
  11. Bigj383

    Bigj383 Gold Belt

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    What is this list based on? George Allen top 10(never strung more than 3 wins together)? In what universe? Omar Bouiche (3-5)?... Bart Guyer (4-3) never won back to back fights... terrible list.
     
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  12. aross

    aross Purple Belt

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    I didn't make up the rankings. Just took it from a website and added up the data. There weren't exactly many 205ers in 1999 buddy.

    George Allen was 6-2 at one point with a win over one of his losses (Fulton)

    Bouiche was 3-3 at one point with wins over respected Jason DeLucia and Minoru Suzuki.

    Guyer was on the ranking when there were hardly 10 people to choose he was 3-2 in 1996.
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    anyways the point of the list is to see the people at the top and it just shows how long fighters dominated and the fact that Jon Jones has a ways to go in terms of time spent in the top 10 to be considered the greatest LHW of all time.

    in the '90s, many fights were at openweight so guys that would be LHW today were basically fighting at heavyweight. promotions with a set 205 division were rare so the 3 you mentioned slipped into the rankings
     
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    Great post here.
     
  14. Bigj383

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    You took them from Fight Matrix who's formula is complete garbage. Some of these guys were "top 10" because there weren't even 10 people in the division it's a joke.
     
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    How many of these guys fought for the UFC, out of curiosities sake
     
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    I'm counting about 60 fought at least once in the UFC though Renzo, Reem and probably alot more didn't fight in the ufc at 205 some were probably openweight and some like Enson, Bohlander when 2 divisions.
     
  17. Griffo

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    I would love to see this for all divisions
     
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    tat2man5k Black Belt

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    Nice one TS, thanks! Pretty interesting.
     
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    Thank you! Some names I don't recognize on that list so I was pretty curious
     
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    Kind of a useless list if you ask me since in the 90s there were barely any decent fighters let alone enough fighters to fill a top 10. And there's way more to it than simply time spent in the top 10 to be considered GOAT. The quality of opposition comes to mind
     

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