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Why is Al Iaquinta still top 10 again?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Iron Monger, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Iron Monger Black Belt

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    The guy hasn't fought in more than a year and doesn't seemed pressed at ALL to fight again soon. He's also coming off two losses. Why he's in the top 10 ?
     
  2. BooBoyMan Black Belt

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    Because Lee is #10, and Al's beaten Lee twice. That's basically the only reason he's still top 10.

    The rankings haven't been updated yet though, so maybe he'll get moved out when RDA gets placed #7.
     
  3. Volador Black Belt

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    "So, these guys we need to strong arm in contract negotiations, don't rank them yet. Here is Al. He's been a company man that we'll use to hype up the new prospects. Make sure he stays in the top 10 for a while."
     
  4. The ranking lack of accuracy and sens like always.
     
  5. kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    they are afraid he will go on a tantrum if they remove him from the rankings

    dont want the UFC PI to get trashed
     
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  6. Get To Da Choppa Black Belt

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    He got a good deal for Dana for selling his house
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  7. TempleoftheDog Red Belt

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    As long as Conor remains ranked then they have no legitimacy. So I really don't care.
     
  8. blaseblah Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I would not describe Al as a company man
     
  9. Vaanderdecken White Belt

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    The UFC likes to keep a few good gatekeepers around to hype prospects. If the top 10 were all killers it would be hard for young fighters to make it to the belt. Take Barboza for example. He's a great striker with a poor record against wrestlers. The UFC keeps fighters like him and Dos Anjos highly ranked so that they can give guys like Khamzat a quick road to the title. It's just business.
     
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  10. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Mike Perry beat him in a Grapple Contest and we've not heard a peep since <22><MikeP1>
     
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  11. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    Except RDA is actually good and a former champ...
     
  12. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    On fightmatrix and rankingsmma he's # 13, which is more accurate. There are probably at least half-a-dozen lower-ranked up-and-comers who could beat Al, but they haven't fought enough or are new to the UFC, so they're still stuck too low in the rankings.
     
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  13. Fergelmince Red Belt

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    He almost beat nurmagomedov on short notice. Look what happened to everyone ranked above him

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  14. EYEKICKFACES Brown Belt

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    UFC still trying to make it seem like it was a good win for Khabib.
     
  15. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    This would make sense usually, except Al definitely isn't a company man.
     
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  16. Volador Black Belt

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    You guys are right, I now remember him whining a lot. I also think I had the post-Khabib fight stuck in my mind. Please take into account that whenever I post, part of it is just random shit to give the meme some flavor, but what you say is true. I do think they want to use what's left of his name value to hype up other guys, and the rankings are manufactured in that way. He's going the way of Cowboy, Woodley, etc. I'd have him below both Dober and Dariush.
     
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  17. Talon81 Brown Belt

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    Getting thoroughly, but boringly, outclassed does not count as "almost beating". I came here to defend Al (who did do better against Khabib than the others you mentioned, IMO), but this statement is asinine. He lost every round convincingly.
     
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    Honestly, LW just isn't as good as it used to be. Khabib is likely gone, and Conor is very unreliable. That leaves a great top 3 (Gaethje, Poirier, Ferguson), but after that, who's left? I'm starting to like Do Bronx 3.0, and RDA might make things interesting again, but no one else really screams "top contender". Even though Al is most likely a gatekeeper to the top 10, who else really deserves his ranking at 155?
     
  19. Fergelmince Red Belt

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    I was being facetious. Check out the last pic. No reason to have a melt down.
     
  20. bigconan Banned Banned

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    He pretty much uses ufc fights as a supplement to his regular job...the way others might use uber driving as a supplement...it's a part time thing for him.
     
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