Isn't it about time we get serious media personalities to make rankings?

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  1. GrantB13

    GrantB13 Brown Belt

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    Per the UFC website:
    The rankings panel is comprised of media members from the following outlets:
    KHON Honolulu, MMA Oddsbreaker, CFMU 93.3, Bursprak.se, FightNews, Fight Network, Gazeta Esportiva, Cherokee Scout, Burbank Leader, MMA Weekly, KIOZ 105.3, Vladusport.com, Wrestling Observer, Top Turtle Podcast, My MMA News, MMA Fight Radio, BoxeoMundial, Kimura.se, MMA Soldier, MMA NYTT, Blood & Sweat, Inside Fighting Radio.

    I'm sure this has been discussed before.... But WHO? Why can't we get more serious players from major MMA media sources instead of some randos that only hardcore MMA-media-ingesters would know? At the same time, having guys like Ariel who would make claims for Conor still being the greatest while on a 4 fight skid would potentially be worse. Is it even possible to win with any ranking panel?
     
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  2. Dreyga2000

    Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    They should replace media members with ex-fighters or commission operated by a third party. Or even better create a point system.
     
  3. lsa

    lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    Rankings wont matter anyway.
    Why not just base title shots on IG followers and twitter beefs.
     
  4. boeing747

    boeing747 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Serious media personalities?

    Look no further than multi-millionaire A-level analyst Stephen Anthony Smith. I believe he should be the one to make rankings for all male divisions excluding flyweight

    Luke Thomas can do the same for flyweights + WMMA
     
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  5. Hotora86

    Hotora86 RIP @YOLOGOGOPLATA

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    Isn't that happening already?
     
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    johncola Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Legit MMA media kinda collectively agreed not to take part in it, as they didn't want a conflict of interest.
     
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    strebitel86 Ivana Alawi's butt

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    Logan Paul, Michael Jai White, Justine Bieber and Steven Seagal should inside fight the octagon.
     
  8. SeattleFightFan

    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    What's the point? Honest question.
     
  9. Eater of Souls

    Eater of Souls Guardian of the Gate

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    Who? MMA media is a joke. None of them have the balls to stand up to Dana.
     
  10. Kung Fu Kowboy

    Kung Fu Kowboy RIP Kobe Bryant You will be Missed!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I guess. Doesn't mean the #1 ranked contender will get the shot over a fighter who will sell PPV.
     
  11. Post 2 Decision

    Post 2 Decision Red Belt

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    Let a team of elite Sherdog posters submit rankings.

    Honestly we should get a group of posters to rank top 15's then tally them together and see what we get.

    Everyone's list would be posted publicly and if anyone has a completely ridiculous list they get cut and replaced
     
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    Fox by the Sea Lighthouse keeper Platinum Member

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    Tito Tapped Yellow Belt

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    Ratings exist because you can't sell "Brazilian guy you've never heard of" vs. "some Japanese guy I can't pronounce" but you can easily sell "#7 vs #11". The UFC never wanted rankings because that's not how their matchmaking is structured. It was Fox's idea and it makes good business sense. No avid follower needs rankings to tell them how good a fighter is or isn't but people insist these rankings are supposed to mean anything.
     

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