The belt need to matter more and be put up for grabs as much as a normal fighter fights which is 3 times a year. My system will put actual meaningful weight on the belts themselves and those who hold them at the moment. Like a true king of the hill contest should be. No interim belts here, if you are okay with those your not gonna like this system. Injuries and medical suspensions are taken into account and affect the fighters who are injured/medically suspended but do not hold up or hinder the progress of other fighters. Fighters jumping weight classes can do so and feel confident the system will rank them accordingly. Every fighter ranked will know exactly how they stand and how they can climb or fall. The most intriguing factor of this system for me is that guys will not know who their opponent is until very soon to the fight. Which is what makes the martial arts an art to me. I want guys to be faced with an element of unknown to some degree and be ready for anything. Here goes: The UFC should employ a panel of educated fight analysts, retired fighters, whatever. Now that we have our panel they will then proceed to rank the top 25 fighters of each division so there is a possibility of a good amount of ranked match ups available. If there are not enough guys in a weight class then fine rank them all. in fact i think they should all be ranked anyways but 25 would be similar to college football and most people can relate to that. The panel will adjust rankings when guys (and gals hopefully) are newly signed, cut, or injured/medically suspended. An important part of this system relies on having all fighters fight within 4 to 6 weeks of each other in their respective division. Obviously this is to allow for adjustments when injuries occur and maintain the ladder integrity. Injuries are part of the sport and should be accounted for, whether someone is unlucky or not doesn't matter because the ladder is what does matter. You should not hold a belt or your ranking simply because you were hurt. This is about performance as well and if you can't perform you take the hit. Okay, now that we have 25 guys ranked the ladder system takes over. We have the Champion of each division who always fights the top ranked fighter available at the time. From there everyone fights the next best available opponent. After the results of all the fights the panel will rank everyone based on outcome and performance. More than likely if you win you are gonna move up but how you win matters as well. Say your ranked #10 and you beat #9 by a Split D and the #12 guys TKOs the #11 guy and was never in trouble at all. he will probably jump you in the ranks. Again that is where the panels expertise and experience will come into play. Say the Champ is injured....TFB (to Fing bad)...he cannot defend the belt. The #1 and #2 guy fight for the belt. The champ isn't gonna drop far though, in fact I am sure he would fight for the title once healthy. However, a year is really to long in this sport that is missing 3 fights. So say if he returns within a year then immediate title bout otherwise he should fall a little and probably need a tune up fight anyway. This would be the foundation of my system and it would work if allowed to. Every ranked fight would be interesting disregarding the match ups because you know someone will climb or fall. All ranked fights would matter. We would get a shit ton of title fights. Any idea to improve upon or alter this idea is greatly welcomed. To bad it will never happen.