This is not a game, as much as it it a reference for sidegamers.
We will all make 2 sets of MMA rankings:
1. a p4p list from 1-300(1 being highest)
2. a top 50 list for each weight division (HW, LHW, MW, WW, LW, FW, BW, FlyW)
if you're not familiar with what i'm talking about, this is the same idea that espn has for their fantasy cheat sheets they use for fantasy sports. this is the one used for fantasy football. LINK
we would essentially be copying the "positional cheat sheet" for weight classes & the "top 300 cheat sheet" for p4p rankings based NOT ONLY ON RESULTS, BUT WATCHABILITY, EXCITEMENT VALUE, ETC. Yes the fighter’s records are important, but their excitement value is what makes these rankings valuable to the side games.
Questions to ask yourself when making your rankings?
1. Which fighter would you rather have on your fantasy fight card?
2. Which fighter would you rather watch on a PPV?
3. Which fighter makes you more likely to buy a ticket to an event?
example: Leonard Garcia & Hatsu Hioki. In all rankings you find, Hioki is ranked higher than Garcia, but in these rankings, Garcia & Hioki's value would be a lot closer bc so many people love the way Leonard fights.
Votes are encouraged to be sent to me via PM, as to keep the thread as uncluttered as possible.
There are no set rules for these rankings (if a fighter has been our for a year, you can still rank him wherever you want, as long as it's not considered unreasonable by the contributors to the rankings. if the rankings as a whole are considered ridiculous, i will PM contributors their opinion & decide from there.) We try to be as objective & unbiased as possible (we can't help how we feel, but try not to be delusional).
i know this is a lot of work, so i will not be asking for rankings each week. After i get the first set of rankings, i will PM all contributors for a new set of votes once every 4-6 weeks, & after i compile enough votes to make a decent pool, i will update the rankings on the first post. NEW VOTERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!!!
not only would this serve as a quick go-to reference to us side gamers, but it would make a fun way for us to rank fighters not only on their rank but level of excitement.
If you want to contribute, notify me in the thread or via PM or just go ahead & send me your rankings.