What's up Maniacs?
I was looking at the sbnation rankings and I agreed with most of it, however one division completely threw me off. The Middleweight division. I didn't really agree with anything on it(other than that Anderson is number 1, but then everyone knows that). The idea of the rankings is that the you rank the fighter that will beat everyone else(regardless of his where he is division wise)at the top. This is the reason that Mania's own Jesse Holland has always put Overeem at number 1, because he believes he will defeat everyone else in the division. Without further BS, here is SBnations top 25 at MW
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Here's mine. Note:this is completely based off of who i think beats who in a fight. I don't care who is proven and who is note. Also Anthony Rumble, Akiyama, and Marquardt will not be on this list for weight reasons.
I think the main differences include that Chael and Yushin went from 2 and 3 down to 8 and 9. Frankly, Chael just lost a fight(imo) to Bisping, and is best known for cheating/losing to the champ. Also I am a firm believer that the MW division should run in fear from Rousimar Palhares, hes an absolute fucking monster. I would not under any circumstances want to fight him. Weidmann just beat Maia in a close fight, so he is top 5. And finally Bellator's last great champ, Hector Lombard rounds out the top 5. Lombard is the best guy outside of the UFC right now, with excellent TDD and dynamite in his hands. He also has excellent subs, and will beat all but the very best. Well, what do you think Maniacs? Anyone agree with me, or are the consensus rankings more accurate?