Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Rankings! Team SB Nation has compiled a list of the 10 best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters inside -- as well as outside -- the UFC. Find out who makes the welterweight cut right here.
I've got good news and bad news for all you mixed martial arts (MMA) fans out there.
The good news is, I've been "removed" from the SB Nation rankings committee. The bad news is, I've been "removed" from the SB Nation rankings committee. That's right, you won't have Nostradumbass and his wacky picks to make fun of anymore, despite the fact that they were always
compiled under the influence spot on.
And I've been replaced by Hemmi, to boot.
That's right, the Hemminator is joining Grief-of-Staff Tommy Myers for your monthly selections, and what better way to kick things off than with the welterweight division, considering the UFC 154 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Montreal saw a major shake-up in the 170-pound division.
The more things changed (Johny Hendricks), the more they stayed the same (Georges St. Pierre).
Here's a list of the SB Nation top 10 for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) -- as well as every other major MMA promotion -- as compiled by MMAmania, MMA Fighting and Bloody Elbow.
MacDonald has a chance to advance with a win over B.J. Penn at UFC on FOX 5 next month in Seattle, as does Demian Maia, who takes on Jon Fitch at UFC 156 in Rio. Nick Diaz isn't ranked because he's currently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and ineligible to compete.
Alright Maniacs, you've heard from us, now let's hear from you. Top ten fighters at 170 pounds are...