Originally Posted by stitch1z
The ranking is the only aspect of this that is really bothering me. I can't justify in my mind putting him in the top 5 when he only has 5 fights on his record...
And that's assuming he beats Nog. No way is he top 5 right now for beating one top 10 fighter.
Right now the list is something like this (in my opinion)
Still ranking Randy above Brock until his sub defense is re-tested. If he indeed beats Nog I would toss him up there in top 5, possibly even #2 although Arlovski could be the guy beating him if Nog isn't. Barnett hasn't really proven his position recently and I pretty much doubt he could beat Brock if Nog can't.
Not 100% sure about the positions bitween 6-10, I personally have problems ranking Sylvia top 10 at all, but to be fair no-one else on that list would have beaten Randy, Nog and Fedor either. He is still a solid (yet boring ^^) name, but he needs a win against big name next to really be considered anything. Problem with being outside UFC he only has Barnett and Arlovski to roll with, I don't see him beating either even though he is 2-1 against Arlovski.