i would respectfully disagree...big tim is 1-3..how is he still ranked in the top 5, seriously....
and aside from a good performance against a borderline top10-top15 fighter, what has arlovski done lately?
werdum has lost to arlovski and just got crumbled by an unranked fighter....and he doesn't hold any victories over elite fighters
randy, having beaten sylvia and gonzaga in the last year and a half actually had the most impressive resume of all HW's over the last 2 years...who else had dominated 2 top HW's? nog, no...fedor, no....sylvia, hell no...arlovski, hell no...werdum, hell no....
2 big wins over top 10 competition....forrest is ranked #1 for God's sake and that's all he has...Rampage was ranked #1 after beating chuck and hendo....
Because the HW divison sucks that's why Sylvia is top 5.
Fedor - he's Fedor.
Nogueira - Beat Sylvia and Herring but hasn't been overly impressive lately.
Arlovski - Is 5-0 with some very good wins but hasn't been exactly impressive in awhile
Barnett - 3-0 this year with wins over Rizzo, Monson, and Yoshida not top 10 guys but all very skilled and solid he also beat them all at their own games.
Sylvia - Has had struggles but did beat Vera and then gave Nogueira one hell of a fight. Now he got destroyed by Fedor but to be fair it was Fedor
Werdum - Finished Gonzaga and Vera and while he got Knocked out in his last fight to disregard the rest of his year is unfair.
Lesnar - On a 2 fight win streak but doesn't have the history of other guys which means something. Wins over Herring and Couture are impressive but he also in this year lost to Frank Mir which has to be considered a bit.
Gonzaga - Hasn't beaten a good fighter since Cro Cop
Overeem - Has some good wins recently but losing to Sergei hurt him
Couture - Had two big wins but that's it for 6 years. And now with the loss to Lesnar he's on his way out of the top 10.