UFC rankings/MMA rankings featured in USA Today for April 2012

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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 April 2012.

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/MMA 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/MMA Nation rankings click here. We’ve also listed their top 10 in each class after the jump for your convenience.

Heavyweight:

1. Junior dos Santos
2. Alistair Overeem
3. Cain Velasquez
4. Frank Mir
5. Fabricio Werdum
6. Shane Carwin
7. Josh Barnett
8. Daniel Cormier
9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
10. Antonio Silva

Light Heavyweight:

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

Middleweight:

1. Anderson Silva
2. Chael Sonnen
3. Mark Munoz
4. Vitor Belfort
5. Michael Bisping
6. Luke Rockhold
7. Tim Boetsch
8. Yushin Okami
9. Chris Weidman
10. Brian Stann

Welterweight:

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Carlos Condit
3. Jake Ellenberger
4. Nick Diaz
5. Johny Hendricks
6. Josh Koscheck
7. Jon Fitch
8. Jake Shields
9. Martin Kampmann
10. B.J. Penn

Lightweight:

1. Ben Henderson
2. Frankie Edgar
3. Gilbert Melendez
4. Gray Maynard
5. Jim Miller
6. Clay Guida
7. Nate Diaz
8. Anthony Pettis
9. Michael Chandler
10. Shinya Aoki

Featherweight:

1. Jose Aldo
2. Hatsu Hioki
3. Chad Mendes
4. Pat Curran
5. Marlon Sandro
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Kenny Florian
8. Dennis Siver
9. Erik Koch
10. Diego Nunes

Bantamweight:

1. Dominick Cruz
2. Urijah Faber
3. Renan Barao
4. Brian Bowles
5. Michael McDonald
6. Scott Jorgensen
7. Brad Pickett
8. Miguel Torres
9. Bibiano Fernandes
10. Eduardo Dantas

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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