Originally Posted by MMAnWEED
Fitch has dominated everyone he has fought outside of GSP. If GSP wasn't there he would be champ. There is no other fighter in any other division who would CLEARLY be champ if the current champ was not there. GSP already beat Fitch and Penn in dominant fashion therefore they are not threats according to my system. Aldo has dominated everyone who he has fought with the exception of Hominick and I mentioned Kenny and Mendes as his moderate threats. I can't honestly see how its possible to put any MAJOR threats for Jones.
Basically this ranking system puts everything in perspective of who is the safest in the near future and Silva has a brutally obvious weakness against wrestlers. His jiu jitsu will only save him for so long.
Jon Fitch has defeated every worthwhile WW with the exception of GSP and thats what matters. The BJ Penn being a major threat is accurate ill admit that I overlooked that obvious aspect. So add 3 points to his total and replace him. But I don't feel that Silva has a better chance at holding 185 than aldo, jones, and GSP do at holding their respective divisions.
You do know Jim Miller was in the exact same boat, correct? It was millers 6th professional fight and it was Frankie's 5th professional fight. They were both freshly out of their college wrestling careers. Both fighters have evolved tremendously since then.
Cruz has Faber and Johnson as major threats along with a shitload of upcoming 135 lb talent. He's in the worse shape than any other champ at holding his title in my opinion.
So your P4P ranking system is based upon possible future events rather than what fighters have actually achieved? Look, well done for having a good crack at a logical system, I will rep you for that, however, it just does not work and no amount of defence of it from you will change that. I say again though, well done for an original idea and interesting thread. Much like your avatar Phil Baroni's career though, it is all but over.