UFC rankings/MMA rankings featured in USA Today for June 2011

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Why are MMA fans so cranky? Yep, it's that time of the month again.

Rankings!

Our partners in crime over at BloodyElbow.com have once again published their divisional rankings for mixed martial arts in the nation’s largest daily newspaper, USA Today, for the month of June 2011.

For those of you unfamiliar with the process, here’s how it works:

"The rankings, which will offer a definitive perspective of top MMA fighters across all weight-classes, will be released monthly and published in the Sports section of USA TODAY, online at USATODAY.com and on SB Nation’s MMA commentary and community blog, BloodyElbow.com … The USA TODAY/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings are compiled each month by Nate Wilcox and Richard Wade of BloodyElbow.com. The rankings utilize each of the top MMA rankings from multiple unique sources. A weighted-formula is applied to normalize and distill the various rankings into one consensus ranking per weight class."

To check out the latest USAT/SBN rankings click here. We’ve also listed their top 10 in each class after the jump for your convenience.

Heavyweight:

1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior dos Santos
3. Alistair Overeem
4. Brock Lesnar
5. Fabricio Werdum
6. Antonio Silva
7. Frank Mir
8. Shane Carwin
9. Fedor Emelianenko
10. Josh Barnett

Light heavyweight:

1. Jon Jones
2. Mauricio Rua
3. Quinton Jackson
4. Rashad Evans
5. Lyoto Machida
6. Forrest Griffin
7. Ryan Bader
8. Dan Henderson
9. Phil Davis
10. Thiago Silva

Middleweight:

1. Anderson Silva
2. Yushin Okami
3. Chael Sonnen
4. Ronaldo Souza
5. Mark Munoz
6. Demian Maia
7. Vitor Belfort
8. Brian Stann
9. Nate Marquardt
10. Michael Bisping

Welterweight:

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Jake Shields
4. Josh Koscheck
5. Nick Diaz
6. B.J. Penn
7. Carlos Condit
8. Thiago Alves
9. Rick Story
10. Diego Sanchez

Lightweight:

1. Frankie Edgar
2. Gray Maynard
3. Gilbert Melendez
4. Shinya Aoki
5. Eddie Alvarez
6. Jim Miller
7. Clay Guida
8. Tatsuya Kawajiri
9. Sean Sherk
10. Melvin Guillard

Featherweight:

1. Jose Aldo
2. Hatsu Hioki
3. Chad Mendes
4. Kenny Florian
5. Manny Gamburyan
6. Marlon Sandro
7. Mark Hominick
8. Diego Nunes
9. Dustin Poirier
10. Joe Warren

Bantamweight:

1. Dominick Cruz
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. Brian Bowles
4. Urijah Faber
5. Scott Jorgensen
6. Demetrious Johnson
7. Miguel Torres
8. Takeya Mizugaki
9. Brad Pickett
10. Masakatsu Ueda

What do you think? Looking good on all fronts or are there a few issues with the consensus opinions here?

Share your ranking rants in the comments section below.

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