Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
Weidman is the most legit contender, but I don't think he IS a legit contender, if you get me. Well, not based off two good opponents anyways.
Exactly the problem. I wrote a post more then a year ago ranting about the wafer thin depth of the divisions in the UFC. Dana using words like "stacked" all the time when the reality is they are far from it. Remove the top 5 from any division and you are left with fighters not deserving of a title shot. Any division with a dominant champion is soon left scraping barrels.
This is why any form of UFC rankings are useless. Being a "top 10" fighter means 1000x more in boxing then the UFC. The term "top 10" doesn't work when you only have 20 quality fighters. Wheres the prestige in being "top 50%"?
Chris Weidman is a top 5 UFC middleweight and yet he's barely had any top level fights. Ridiculous. We should ban the use of terms like "top 5" and "top 10". Makes us sound like idiots to fans of other sports where those terms carry serious kudos.