After weeks and days of heated debate, we have finally updated our UFC Fighter Rankings.
We received countless emails and a solid number of comments from our January rankings. Thanks to everyone who shared their two cents — we read each email and comment, which certainly help us during the decision-making process.
There were a number of sticking points, especially in the lightweight division. It is loaded with talent and any number of fighters can crack the top five. For example, Melvin Guillard is difficult to leave off the list.
We also battled with guys like Jake O'Brien, Heath Herring, Ryoto Machida, Michael Bisping, Forrest Griffin, Jens Pulver, Roger Huerta, Joe Lauzon — the list goes on.
To help our readers stay more informed with this discussion, we're going start including an honorable mention for each division so you can see which fighters just miss the cut.
We've also got a lot of other cool things lined up (aside from the new page layout) that we will hopefully be able to roll out the next time we update the rankings — on or around March 4, 2007.
Let us know what you think.