"I want to fight someone ranked ahead of me" - Anyone getting sick of this cliche line? It seems like things are getting out of hand with fighters refusing to fight opponents which are ranked below them. Besides holding up divisions, it makes it tougher for some guys to actually get meaningful fights and progress their careers. I recently heard an interview with Beneil Dariush where he stated he doesn't believe he'll get a title with a win over Feguson and has no issues fighting someone ranked below him afterwards. This got me thinking...should the UFC implement an "unofficial rule" (one which is not enforced but loosely used) for ranked fighters where a ranked fighter will alternate fights with guys ranked above and below them.. Ex) if you're ranked #10 you might get matched up with #6. if you win that match and get a new ranking of #6, your next match up will be against someone ranked below you, perhaps #8. This gives fighters a chance to both move up the rankings but at the same time, justify/defend their rank by beating someone ranked below them.