Why is Michael Chandler still ranked #6 at LW?

he also unanimously lost a round to tony ferguson. its probably been 4-5 years since that has happened.

I was being a bit facetious with what I said. Looking at the rankings though, it doesn't look that bad. Dan Hooker is at #11.
 
Just called Dana, he didn't answer. However I left a strongly worded voicemail.

Don't be lazy.

Everyone knows you gotta walk down on Dana while he's at a casino table, allegedly in the company of an alleged lady of the evening.
 
It's nothing compared to how Brian Ortega stayed at #2 from 2018-2022 while having 1 win in 4 years.
Or how Gus was #2 by way of losing a close fight to Jon Jones, and not having a top 5 win himself (not even a top10 before they magically moved Manuwa up the rankings)
 
It is pretty nuts that for someone who's as big a name as he is in the UFC, and ranked etc, he only has 2 wins.

And those 2 wins are against the shell of Tony and Dan Hooker.
 
Because beating a totally shot Ferguson and Hooker mean something.....I guess. And Tony actually won the first round of their fight. That may be the only round he's won since like 2019 (before his fight with Gaethje)?
 
So that if Conor happens to beat hin it's a win over a top ranked guy in case they want to shoe horn him into a title fight
 
He almost beat Poirier and almost beat Oliveira. He would probably almost beat most of the top 10. Well deserved imo.

The majority of the losers on this site live in abject poverty and never actually watch fights because even the ESPN+ subscription is to them a "huge rip off," so please muster some sympathy when debating with them, as all they have on which to base their opinions are Wikipedia pages and the scraps of clips doled out on the UFC Instagram account.
 
I’ll always find humour in the idiots who said he’d be champ but he’d rather fight reckless and get finished to put on a show.
 
Chandler keeps that seat so Conor can take it with a win and be in somewhat justifiable range of a title shot although anyone that pays attention knows its bullshit.

But I'm sure we all know this and the question is more of a statement than anything.

Honestly, lets scrap rankings. What was meant to give a sense of transparency is just worse since it doesn't actually change anything, other than fighters not taking fights because they don't want to lose their imaginary seat.
 
It's nothing compared to how Brian Ortega stayed at #2 from 2018-2022 while having 1 win in 4 years.
Holy shit I didn't even realize it was this bad.

Ya I'm picking Diego Lopes to win now.
 
It's because of Conor. Denis Siver also magically went to top 10 before fighting Conor. How will you sell a fight when the guy Conor is facing is a bum that isn't even in the top 20 in the UFC lol.
 
The dude hasn't fought in over 19 months coming off a submission loss and is 2-3 in his last 5 fights. Beating Tony Ferguson and Dan Hooker. Lol Where are the rank squat police at? Dana White privilege at play here?

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1) Ratings are a joke.
2) Chandler has only fought top guys and only lost to the very best at the time. Turns out, he's actually pretty good and some people still think so.
3) Do the laundry bitch.
 
Because rankings really don't matter, because him being higher ranked makes his fights higher profile in the eyes of casuals (more PPV buys), because MMA doesn't have a deep enough talent pool (yet)
 
He almost beat Poirier and almost beat Oliveira. He would probably almost beat most of the top 10. Well deserved imo.
almost doesn't count....at the end of the day, he has 2 wins in the ufc. if the rankings were based on potential and "how good we think" that fighters are instead of what they actually accomplished....there is literally no merit in them.
 
That’s what happens when you are signed to fight The NoToeious

Didn’t Cerrone or Nate jump like 10 spots in the rankings or something like that
 
1) Ratings are a joke.
2) Chandler has only fought top guys and only lost to the very best at the time. Turns out, he's actually pretty good and some people still think so.
3) Do the laundry bitch.
You sound like a butthurt little bitch right now i'm not gonna lie.
 
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