Originally Posted by kantowrestler
I goofed on not including Bermudez but Pettis was technically not active between October 2013 and October 2014. Also Jessica Aguilar is ranked as the number one strawweight according to the unified rankings. That being said she's the best woman.
Well still, Pettis shouldn't drop out of the rankings and lists entirely just because he hasn't been active in the year, maybe only ranked a bit lower. It's not like Cruz level of absence, many many champs go a year without defending due to injury doesn't mean they cease to exist.
He is easily the most famous hispanic fighter after Cain, so it's odd to have him out of the list when you don't specifically mention it's only fighters that were active in the last year starting right now. You only say "of" the past year, not active in the past year. The list seems kinda diluted without the main achievers on there.
I'm also aware that Aguilar is the #1 straw-weight women's fighter, but that is a div that barely even exists professionally. The UFC and Bellator don't even have a women's FlyW let alone a women's SW.
It just seems incredibly PC to put a non-existent division champ on there above actual UFC champs like Cruz who never lost their belt. Might as well add the #1 trans fighter under 45 lbs fighting underwater above Cain, if a token #1 is all that matters.