So, like has been pointed out, Khamzat is now ranked #15. Here's what I was thinking though... as a Khamzat fan, I would actually prefer they didn't. Purely from a promotional angle I'm talking about keep in mind. If I was running the UFC I would play it up for what it is... the single biggest rankings jump in the sport's history. This sets the record... right? Someone let me know if not. Fighting outside top 25 to then top 3 has never been done before... so use that shit for your promo. Use the excitement of "this is insane and unprecedented, we've never seen this, but the potential on this guy is off the charges... he already set the record for the quickest turnaround and quickest 3-fight streak AND least strikes absorbed... what about THIS mountain in front of him though?? Can he successfully complete the greatest rankings jump in the sport's history?" But I'm not in charge, so oh well. But yeah that'd be way better than pumping him to 15 overnight in an effort to mute the conversation. IMO, they should be doing the opposite. What do you think? EDIT #1: Khamzat is currently #66 on fightmatrix. 63-spot gap relative to Leon. With a Khamzat win this will likely be the world record. Only thing I can even think of that would remotely rival it is Brock vs Heath win, thanks kflo. EDIT #2: But no one cares about fightmatrix in terms of promotion. So don't cite it. UFC could just keep it general and say "with a win, this will be the biggest jump in rankings any fighter has ever taken" as a blanket statement. Hardcores/casuals alike would be in agreement and you could still push that angle. Only downside is if it is too late to do now that they already put him at 15... UFC, is it too late to take him off the rankings before too many hardcores notice? If he wins... hammer the shit out of this rankings-jump record with all the other records (quickest turnaround + quickest 3 fight wins + least shots absorbed) when he fights Usman. It could go through the damn roof. I'm talking Conor/Rousey level stuff.