UFC Lightweight Rankings

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hathcock32
6/4/08 1:31:10PM
This is strictly UFC Lightweight rankings not including guys fighting outside the UFC.

1. Bj Penn- The Lightweight Champion
2. Sean Sherk- Lost to Bj but a tough match up for any other lightweight.
3. Roger Huerta- A win over Florian and he is next in line for title shot.
4. Joe Stevenson- Beat pretty bad by BJ but like Sherk Stevenson is a tough guy for any of these lightweights. He is a big 155er with good wrestling and with good chokes.
5. Kenny Florian- 4 straight wins by stoppage. Florian looks to get another shot at the title with a win over Huerta in August.
6. Tyson Griffin- 3 straight Decision wins after a loss to Frankie Edgar. Griffin needs to fight one of the top guys Sherk, Huerta, Florian, Stevenson before he is mentioned in title talk.
7. Thiago Tavares- Loads of talent. Only loss in UFC to Griffin. Needs to beat anyone ranked in top 15.
8. Clay Guida- Some call "Gatekeeper" of division. I acually think Clay is good enough to beat anyone in the division minus Penn. Tough Split decision loss to Griffin, which i thaught Guida won.
9. Joe Lauzon- Burst onto scene with KO of Pulver. TKO loss to Florian and LAuzon needs a few more wins to climb back up the rankings.
10. Rich Clementi- 4 straight wins in UFC. Needs to defeat a top 15 guy.
11. Mac Danzig- Only 1 fight in Lightweight division but winner of 170 lb TUF. Danzig is on a roll looking to get a quality win agianst Clay Guida in August.
12. Marcus Aurelio- 2 straight 1st round victores after a loss to Clay Guida
13. Gray Maynard- Climbs up rankings with big dominating victory over Frankie Edgar.
14. Nate Diaz- 3 Straight submission victories. Was tested by Kurt Pellegrino in his last fight. Very good win for Nate.
15.. Frankie Edgar- Drops way down because of loss to Gray Maynard. He also has a victory over Griffin.
seanfu
6/4/08 1:43:22PM
I'd put Nate a little higher and Maynard a little lower.
Lauzon is probably a little lower as well but I have no major gripes. It's weird bacause LW has only a couple true stars but ever guy on the list has so much talent.

BJ Sherk and you could count Florian as stars but the list comes at me weird with all the guys that could be stars in a couple years.
CantAndleDaRiddum
6/4/08 1:51:06PM
i cant argue w/ hardly any

some fighters i think deserve to be higher dont have the resume to argue my point so i cant complain
KYGUY07
6/4/08 1:58:07PM
I think Diaz should be higher up than Danzig but besides that I pretty much agree
EON
6/4/08 2:48:45PM
10) Maynard
9) Florian
8) Aurelio
7) Guida
6) Tavares
5) Griffin
4) Stevenson
3) Sherk
2) Huerta
1) Penn
CantAndleDaRiddum
6/4/08 2:55:01PM

Posted by EON

10) Maynard
9) Florian
8) Aurelio
7) Guida
6) Tavares
5) Griffin
4) Stevenson
3) Sherk
2) Huerta
1) Penn



Huerta 2?
ahead of Sherk & Stevenson?
Florian 9?

i respectfully disagree
Aaronno9
6/4/08 2:57:04PM
Roger to 5, kenny to 4, and joe to 3 and you might be on to something.
89vision
6/4/08 3:07:47PM

Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum


Posted by EON

10) Maynard
9) Florian
8) Aurelio
7) Guida
6) Tavares
5) Griffin
4) Stevenson
3) Sherk
2) Huerta
1) Penn



Huerta 2?
ahead of Sherk & Stevenson?
Florian 9?

i respectfully disagree



i think huerta would make the best fight for penn and i think he'd beat all on the list except penn

plus i think florian is grossly overrated and needs to fight a top 10 before he can even be considered top 5
CantAndleDaRiddum
6/4/08 3:22:42PM

Posted by 89vision


Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum


Posted by EON

10) Maynard
9) Florian
8) Aurelio
7) Guida
6) Tavares
5) Griffin
4) Stevenson
3) Sherk
2) Huerta
1) Penn



Huerta 2?
ahead of Sherk & Stevenson?
Florian 9?

i respectfully disagree



i think huerta would make the best fight for penn and i think he'd beat all on the list except penn

plus i think florian is grossly overrated and needs to fight a top 10 before he can even be considered top 5



i really wanna see florian vs tyson griffin

also, will everyone who has huerta @ 2 put kenflo there if he beats him?
89vision
6/4/08 3:35:46PM

Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum


Posted by 89vision


Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum


Posted by EON

10) Maynard
9) Florian
8) Aurelio
7) Guida
6) Tavares
5) Griffin
4) Stevenson
3) Sherk
2) Huerta
1) Penn



Huerta 2?
ahead of Sherk & Stevenson?
Florian 9?

i respectfully disagree



i think huerta would make the best fight for penn and i think he'd beat all on the list except penn

plus i think florian is grossly overrated and needs to fight a top 10 before he can even be considered top 5



i really wanna see florian vs tyson griffin

also, will everyone who has huerta @ 2 put kenflo there if he beats him?



florian at #2 for beating one top 10...no, florian's like couture in a sense where he dosnt have to do much to get a title shot, he didnt have to do much to fight for the belt before and now hes finally fighting another top 10 since the sherk fight, he shouldnt be ranked as high like how randy is in the HW division, i just dont think florian stands a chance huerta or with the top 10s and if he somehow beats huerta than he'll get a title shot but i dont think he deserves it and he dosnt stand a chance against penn anyway
Gipper
6/4/08 4:04:27PM
1) penn
2) sherk
3) florian
4) huerta
5) stevenson
6) griffin
7) guida
8) aurelio
9) maynard
10) edgar
11) diaz, tavares, clementi, franca, lauzon
12) robinson, stephens, danzig, pelligrino, tibau, gamburyan, fisher, guillard
13) stout, wiman, hill, gurgel, miller

holt8081
6/4/08 4:10:47PM
id put Joe S. at 2 and Shreak at 3 , mac should be at 10 with only 1 fight.
prozacnation1978
6/4/08 4:33:27PM
i have my top 5

penn
ken flo
huerta
griffin
sherk
The_Italian_Stallion
6/4/08 4:38:17PM
I think you have a typo... Danzig is set to beat Guida... if this happens I will have to take a serious break from MMA...
vince25
6/4/08 4:42:00PM
i think that list is pretty accurate, but i'd put mac danzig at the bottem and put everyone under him up one.
Rush
6/4/08 5:00:28PM
1) BJ Penn
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10+) Everyone else




gartface
6/4/08 5:18:20PM
Manny Gamburyan?
Gipper
6/4/08 5:27:24PM
i think you hit the nail on the head on this one dude!!

#1-penn
everyone else
grappler0000
6/4/08 5:33:23PM

Posted by Rush

1) BJ Penn
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10+) Everyone else







GrizzlyChadams
6/4/08 5:48:27PM
I don't see how anyone could rank Huerta over Florian. And Nate Diaz deserves atleast top 10 IMO.
89vision
6/4/08 6:28:38PM

Posted by GrizzlyChadams

I don't see how anyone could rank Huerta over Florian. And Nate Diaz deserves atleast top 10 IMO.



huerta has beat a top 10 and overall better comp. florian has not, any questions?
GrizzlyChadams
6/4/08 6:33:10PM
You have a point, but Florian has also challenged for the title and though he may have lost he's been there. And his recent win over Lauzon who could have been considered maybe not top 10 but close must have moved him up a few notches.
puppetmaster837
6/4/08 7:13:10PM

Posted by 89vision


Posted by GrizzlyChadams

I don't see how anyone could rank Huerta over Florian. And Nate Diaz deserves atleast top 10 IMO.



huerta has beat a top 10 and overall better comp. florian has not, any questions?

My question is who is this better competition your talking about? 5 out of his 6 UFC wins are against guys who were in their UFC debut.
stock
6/4/08 7:24:23PM
1. Penn
2. Sherk
3. Florian
4. Franca (is he still under contract?)
5. Stevenson
6. Huerta
7. Nate Diaz
8. Edgar
9. Griffin
10. Danzig/Maynard?
bullettdodger
6/4/08 7:39:23PM

Posted by Gipper

1) penn
2) sherk
3) florian
4) huerta
5) stevenson
6) griffin
7) guida
8) aurelio
9) maynard
10) edgar
11) diaz, tavares, clementi, franca, lauzon
12) robinson, stephens, danzig, pelligrino, tibau, gamburyan, fisher, guillard
13) stout, wiman, hill, gurgel, miller



This is a list i can get behind
89vision
6/4/08 7:42:58PM

Posted by puppetmaster837


Posted by 89vision


Posted by GrizzlyChadams

I don't see how anyone could rank Huerta over Florian. And Nate Diaz deserves atleast top 10 IMO.



huerta has beat a top 10 and overall better comp. florian has not, any questions?

My question is who is this better competition your talking about? 5 out of his 6 UFC wins are against guys who were in their UFC debut.



guida

and who has florian beat? guida would dismantle florian
Pookie
6/4/08 8:35:16PM
1. Bj Penn
2. Sean Sherk
3. Guida (I count his fight with Griffin as a win for him)
4. Marcus Aurelio
5. Tyson Griffin
6. Hermes Franca
7. Frank Edgar
8. Nate Diaz
9. Roger Huerta
10. Joe Stevenson
11. Gray Marnard
12. Kurt Pellegrino
13. Kenny Florian - Quality of competition just isnt there.
14. Rich Clementi
15. Joe Lauzon
89vision
6/4/08 8:46:19PM

Posted by Pookie

1. Bj Penn
2. Sean Sherk
3. Guida (I count his fight with Griffin as a win for him)
4. Marcus Aurelio
5. Tyson Griffin
6. Hermes Franca
7. Frank Edgar
8. Nate Diaz
9. Joe Stevenson
10. Gray Marnard
11. Roger Huerta
12. Kurt Pellegrino
13. Kenny Florian - Quality of competition just isnt there.
14. Rich Clementi
15. Joe Lauzon



you might get heat for this list since everyones golden boy florian isnt in the top 10 but its a good list

have to disagree with huerta being so low since he beat guida but oh well
masodd
6/5/08 1:14:45PM
5. Sean Sherk
4.Roger Huerta
3. Tyson Griffin
2. Kenny Florian
1. BJ Penn

Out of those 5 i would say tyson has the best chance to beat BJ, BJ will be on top for a long tho
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