Discussion and Poll: How to Rank Guys who Fight in Multiple Divisions?
Top MMA News’ rankings have had the following unwritten rule and I would love some input from our community on this issue:
In the past, a fighter like Nick Denis fought in two weight divisions. He fought in Sengoku at 145 and fought in Canada at 135. Top MMA News ranked him in both the Feather and Bantamweight divisions as long as he fought in the past year in both. Was this policy right? Should a fighter be ranked in two divisions?
Suppose GSP moved up to fight Anderson Silva at Middleweight and won. Should he be the #1 Welterweight and #1 Middleweight in the world?
When Dan Henderson was the PRIDE Middleweight and Light-Heavyweight champ, should he be on both Top 10s?
The reason for bringing this up now is that we are debating whether Jordan Mein should be ranked as a Welterweight and Middleweight. Clearly, Mein is a Welterweight and that is where his future lies, but over the past year, he has beaten Joe Riggs, Andrew Buckland, and the #10 ranked Chase Degenhardt at Middleweight. Should he be evaluated in both divisions?
As always, we appreciate the comments and feelings of the most knowledgeable MMA fans in Canada – the Top MMA News’ readers.