Machida should not be ranked above Jones. Machida's effectively on a 3 fight losing streak, and on the way down, whilst Jones is unbeaten in the UFC (ignoring the ludicrous DQ) and the most promising fighter in all of MMA. My rankings would go:
Though the winner of Forrest/Franklin could legitimately move into the Top 5 with an impressive victory, especially if Forrest takes it, considering he already has wins over Rampage and Shogun, and won 2 and a half rounds against Rashad before getting sloppy. Say Forrest finishes Franklin, he'd definitely get into the Top 5 ahead of Machida for me.
Jones and Machida over Bader? is this a joke?
Losses to Shogun and Rampage has you higher than wins over Jardine and Lil' Nog? Better yet
wins over Vera and Matyushenko who BOTH lost to Jardine and Lil' Nog respectively put you ahead of the guy who beat those two?
Really? At this point, Machida is 6, Bader and Jones are both ahead of him. Bader is the number 4 guy right now, until Jones breaks his face next month.
Always rooting for: Bisping, Shogun, Jon Jones, Daley, Hardy, Sonnen, Fedor, Couture, Jacare.