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The Title Guy
16,870 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the Freak staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for over twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible. Also note that fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case exceptions are made:

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (2/29/20)

1) Jon Jones (1)
2) Henry Cejudo (2)
3) Amanda Nunes (3)
4) Khabib Nurmagomedov (4)
5) Valentina Shevchenko (5)
6) Kamaru Usman (6)
7) Israel Adesanya (7)
8) Stipe Miocic (8)
9) Daniel Cormier (9)
10) Alexander Volkanovski (10)

Honorable Mentions

Cristiane Venacio, Ryan Bader, Demetrious Johnson, Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje

*TJ Dillashaw
is ineligible for the rankings due to a drug suspension.

Top 10 MMA Flyweights (2/29/20)

1) Demetrious Johnson (1)
2) Deiveson Figueiredo (3)
3) Joseph Benavidez (2)
4) Brandon Moreno (8)
5) Jussier da Silva (4)
6) Jarred Brooks (6)
7) Alexandre Pantoja (7)
8) Askar Askarov (9)
9) Alex Perez (10)
10) Ray Borg (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Kai Kara-France, Zach Makovsky, Hector Sandoval, Brandon Royval, David Dvořák

*John Moraga, Roberto Sanchez, Louis Gaudinot, Yao Zhikui, Darrell Montague, Willie Gates, Danny Martinez, Dustin Ortiz
and Ashkan Mokhtarian are all ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.

Top 10 MMA Bantamweights (2/29/20)

1) Henry Cejudo (1)
2) Marlon Moraes (2)
3) José Aldo (3)
4) Aljamain Sterling (4)
5) Pedro Munhoz (5)
6) Cory Sandhagen (7)
7) Raphael Assuncao (8)
8) Petr Yan (9)
9) Jimmie Rivera (10)
10) Cody Stamann (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Marlon Vera, Rob Font, Sergio Pettis, John Dodson, Leandro Higo

*Dominick Cruz
and Cody Garbrandt are both ineligible for rankings due to inactivity.

**TJ Dillashaw is ineligible due to a drug suspension.

Top 10 MMA Featherweights (2/29/20)

1) Alexander Volkanovski (1)
2) Zabit Magomedsharipov (2)
3) Max Holloway (3)
4) Yair Rodriguez (4)
5) Jeremy Stephens (5)
6) Chan Sung Jung (6)
7) Frankie Edgar (7)
8) Patricio Freire (8)
9) Lance Palmer (9)
10) A.J. McKee (10)

Honorable Mentions

Calvin Kattar, Shane Burgos, Cub Swanson, Darrion Caldwell, Emmanuel Sanchez

*Patricio Freire
is ranked at both featherweight and lightweight but is an exception to the rule.

**Brian Ortega is ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 MMA Lightweights ((2/29/20)

1) Khabib Nurmagomedov (1)
2) Tony Ferguson (2)
3) Justin Gaethje (4)
4) Dustin Poirier (3)
5) Patricio Freire (5)
6) Donald Cerrone (6)
7) Michael Chandler (7)
8) Benson Henderson (8)
9) Dan Hooker (9)
10) Paul Felder (10)

Honorable Mentions

Charles Oliveira, Eddie Alvarez, Beneil Dariush, Natan Schulte, Renato Moicano

*Patricio Freire
is ranked in two weight classes but is an exception to the rule.

Top 10 MMA Welterweights ((2/29/20)

1) Kamaru Usman (1)
2) Jorge Masvidal (3)
3) Colby Covington (2)
4) Nate Diaz (5)
5) Conor McGregor (6)
6) Robbie Lawler (7)
7) Douglas Lima (8)
8) Rory MacDonald (9)
9) Stephen Thompson (10)
10) Leon Edwards (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Demian Maia, Jon Fitch, Michael Page, Michael Chiesa, Ray Cooper III

*Santiago Ponzinibbio
are Tyron Woodley both ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.

Top 10 MMA Middleweights (2/29/20)

1) Israel Adesanya (1)
2) Robert Whittaker (2)
3) Darren Till (3)
4) Kelvin Gastelum (4)
5) Paulo Costa (5)
6) Yoel Romero (6)
7) Jared Connonier (7)
8) Jack Hermansson (8)
9) Rafael Lovato Jr. (9)
10) Gegard Mousasi (10)

Honorable Mentions

Uriah Hall, Derek Brunson, Aung La N Sang, Omari Akhmedov, Eryk Anders

*Nick Diaz
has retired from active competition.

Top 10 MMA Light Heavyweights ((2/29/20)

1) Jon Jones (1)
2) Ryan Bader (2)
3) Dominick Reyes (3)
4) Anthony Smith (4)
5) Thiago Santos (5)
6) Jan Blachowicz (6)
7) Cory Anderson (7)
8) Volkan Oezdemir (9)
9) Glover Teixeira (10)
10) Nikita Krylov (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Maurício Rua, Phil Davis, Emiliano Sordi, Vadim Nemkov, Misha Cirkunov

*Ryan Bader
is ranked as a light heavyweight despite having fought heavyweight bouts.

Top 10 MMA Heavyweights ((2/29/20)

1) Stipe Miocic (1)
2) Daniel Cormier (2)
3) Ryan Bader (3)
4) Francis Ngannou (4)
5) Jairzinho Rozenstruik (5)
6) Curtis Blaydes (6)
7) Alistair Overeem (7)
8) Junior dos Santos (8)
9) Derrick Lewis (9)
10) Walt Harris (10)

Honorable Mentions

Cheick Kongo, Vitaly Minakov, Alexander Volkov, Ali Isayev, Aleksei Oleinik

*Fabrício Werdum
and Josh Barnett are both ineligible for rankings due to inactivity.

**Ryan Bader is ranked as both heavyweight and light heavyweight.

Until major promotions start utilizing the super lightweight, super welterweight, super middleweight and cruiser weight classes MMA Freak will not generate rankings for fighters in said weight classes.

Please note that a previous report that Josh Barnett had failed a drug test was due to incorrect information and MMA Freak would like to retract said report.

The Title Guy
16,870 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Was this before Cejudo retired or after he retired. Also no one can say that Chael isn't a very analytical guy, there's a reason he's done commentary before and why he is now on ESPN.

Premium Member
6,514 Posts
I wish more MMA fighters would speak their mind on topics the way Chael does. I'm curious to know how Ben Henderson identifies as a christian while flashing the satanic illuminati triangle with his hands before fights.

The Title Guy
16,870 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
That isn't satanic in and of itself and it's hard to tell exactly what he means behind that triangle symbol. Only time will tell if I am wrong but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I have more of an issue with Jon Jones having a verse tattooed on his chest and yet continues doing crazy stuff that gets him arrested well into his 30s.

Premium Member
6,514 Posts
If there were real MMA journalists covering the sport. They might have asked Ben Henderson what his triangle hand symbols meant 8+ years ago.

Maybe one of the clearest indications of how there is no market for real or legit information in this world.

The Title Guy
16,870 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I'll tell you what, as a MMA journalist if I ever get the chance I'll ask him what that triangle gesture means. As a fellow Christian I've been wanting to interview him for a while anyways but have never gotten the opportunity. I guess he just never has been to the same events I have.

Premium Member
6,514 Posts
Flashing that triangle symbol, normally means someone has ties to freemasons/illuminati/etcetera.

That could be why reporters make a habit of NEVER asking about it.

The Title Guy
16,870 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Well I have never feared asking about it so like I said if I ever get to interview Benson Henderson I will take the opportunity to ask him about it. Also to be fair the freemasons are technically a fraternal organization and not a religious organization. My grandfather was a mason at one point.

Premium Member
6,514 Posts
AFAIK the triangle symbolism dates back to Pythagoras and his secret society. It may also date back as far as the ancient egyptians and their sacred pyramids although I'm not 100% certain on what the connection is there.

The triangle means different things in different eras. There are famous celebrities like Nietzsche who lived more than 100 years ago who were in conflict with secret societies using the triangle symbolism. We know this due to Nietzsche authoring and publishing pieces where he trash talked groups using the illuminati/freemason triangle symbol.

AFAIK today the triangle illuminati is affiliated with satanism which is something like a relatively new development.
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