No No No. It does not matter if they once were. I dont remember Rumble and Lytle ever being ranked top 10 and I surely do not remember Sanchez being in the top five.
Sanchez wasn't top five when he was 17-0? If it wasn't for The Comeback on the Ultimate Fighter he would have been the guy facing GSP during the PPV. Anthony Johnson was ranked in the top ten at WW right before he moved up to MW so that was 6 months ago. And Chris Lytle was in the top ten I believe right before he fought Ebersole. I distinctly remember him being in the title discussion as he was on a four fight win streak.