Vitor in the top ten..... why

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  1. VictorVITOR

    VictorVITOR White Belt

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    Sherdog top ten

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    Simple question-why is vitor ranked so highly? Do past accomplishments at other weights, legendary status and name recognition matter more than current wins in the division?

    last and only wins at middleweight-
    Yoshihiro Akiyama

    Matt Lindland

    Terry Martin

    Obviously there are no official rankings inside the UFC, so rankings "dont matter", but are outside rankings becoming more irrelevant as a general guide due to the string of wacky matchmaking we've seen lately?
     
  2. Chernabog

    Chernabog Sherdog Curator

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    Anything past top 5 in divisions can become a little hazy.
     
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    Zachery824 Green Belt

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    It's hard to deny he's still a top tier 185 pounder. Especially coming off of a near sub of JBJ @ 205.
     
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    so you think he should be ranked in the top ten?
     
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    Zachery824 Green Belt

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    Also, this. It's usually pretty unanimous who the top 5 of each division are. Maybe some people will have fighter X ranked at number 3 and fighter Y ranked number 4 while someone else might have them switched. Usually when I read top 10 lists I'm like HTF did this person make the list?!?
     
  6. Kanster

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    MW is a weak division, no surprise here.

    Vitor is easily top five though, he just hasn't proved it yet.
     
  7. VictorVITOR

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    so you think his good showing (near armbar) vs jones and catchweight fights earn him a spot?
     
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    Lostcow Come at me Bro

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    I'm surprised he's not higher on the list. Getting the LHW belt by cutting Randy's eye with the lace of his glove was one of the most impressive title wins in all MMA.
     
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    I personally do. He's also a lot bigger than a lot of 185ers
     
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    Name 10 guys in the UFC MW class that can beat him...

    Well, there you go. He's top 10 for a reason.
     
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    because when hes not fighting for the title he takes your head off????

    wake up
     
  12. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Rankings don't matter
     
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    and I was wondering y so low...??? He is the second best Middleweight, some matchups will be troublesome for him, but I think a few wins and hopefully after Spider fights Jones and GSP, Vitor gets another cracks at him...
     
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    Right, that may be true but rankings arent a hypothetical lists of who can beat who. Its about measuring a fighters wins in a division vs other fighters wins.
     
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    He beat Franklin when it mattered.
     
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    Id even go as far to say name 5 guys that would beat him more often than not
     
  17. davisbe

    davisbe "Perfect Every Time."

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    2 words: Popularity Contest.
     
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    wlu29 Banned Banned

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    rankings are stupid, but there are not 10 mw that would be betting favourite against vitor
     
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    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    He's rolled through everyone except Jones and Silva in the UFC. I consider his fight back and 195 having more impact at MW since that is the division he went down to. He's got a good record at MW.
     
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    Fixed
     

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