Sunday, November 23, 2008

FGP Rankings: Anderson Silva Victims, or Middleweights

Well, time for me to do some work here. I've avoided taking on a middleweight ranking because it's basically Anderson Silva and [insert any order of 185lb fighters here]. Anderson's been so brutally dominant that it's hard to even care about the fighters under him. He's like a pelt-clad barbarian king sitting on a pile of the skulls of his enemies. But I'll give it a shot anyways.

  1. Anderson "The Spider" Silva

  2. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler

  3. Yushin Okami

  4. Dan Henderson

  5. Nate Marquardt

  6. Jorge Santiago

  7. Matt "Stinky" Lindland

  8. Gegard Mousasi

  9. Kazuo Misaki

  10. Cung Le

  11. Denis Kang

  12. "Smokin'" Joey Villasenor

  13. Murilo "Ninja" Rua

  14. Trevor Prangley

  15. Chael Sonnen

  16. Paulo "Ely" Filho

I'm sure I've missed someone good somewhere in there. Let me know what you think, and I'll change it up if you make sense.
UPDATE: I agree with kentyman in comments. He smat. Also: "Filho-dough" is pretty funny.
Another UPDATE: Rev. C brings up a good point about Cung Le. He's not smat, but he's got kind of a native cunning, like a stoat, or mink.


kentyman said...

I don't think I'd have Lindland that high, and I'd put Hendo higher.

garth2 said...

gimme a sweet quotable reason.
you know, looking over lindland's record, he's got a lot of blank times. the guy just doesn't fight all that often, and that semi-poor performance against nasciemento or however you spell it at affliction doesn't really make you think he's all that.
should hendo be on the list? is he coming back to MW?

garth2 said...

i guess since his last fight was at 185 i kinda didn't need to ask that.

i had a lot of trouble throwing filho in there at all after his last fight.

kentyman said...

Paulo Phyllo-Dough should technically still be on the list, but goddamn he sucked last time we saw him.

Matt Lindland shouldn't be that high because he hardly fights, and he sucked in his last fight. You can quote me on that. :)

Reverend Clint said...

i agree with the list now i guess but id put Gegard higher than Lindland

Reverend Clint said...

oh yeah where's Slamcock or Cung Le? Both should be down there with prangley

garth2 said...

that's a good point. we haven't seen much out of shamrock of late (beating phil baroni doesn't count) but cung le definitely deserves to be on there.

Reverend Clint said...

Damian Maia? Thales Leites? Bitch Franklin if Hendo is on the list. Mayhem? Frank Trigg... ok maybe not

garth2 said...

franklin deserves to be on there if he's at middleweight. that's the question i've got. hendo just fought at 185 against palhares right? leites i don't see that high yet, but he's close. he was getting pretty clowned by marquardt as that fight went on. if it wasn't for marquardt goin all stupid it would have been a solid win for nate the great. maia is right on the doorstep. he needs a win over a top 15 guy, or someone better than a gatekeeper. I know you love nate quarry, but he's not top 20 MW. neither is macdonald or ed "short career" herman.

Reverend Clint said...

I would never say Nate Quarry is top 15 but he is top 20. Mc and Ed are both lower, or is it upper?, top 20.

Reverend Clint said...

plus if Cung le gats on the list then Nate is a top 20 cause who has Le beat besides that douche Shamrock? At least Nate has fought some of the best... fought some of the same guys as the top 16 like Scott Smith. Plus Lindland should be moved way down cause the last MM he fought was pretty shitty and he couldn't even finish him. Okami should be higher than Lawler cause who has he fought except Scott Smith and that retard Rua?
I still say if Hendo is on the list then Rich should be, at least at teh same level as Okami. Smokin' Joe needs to be higher up the list and above Kang.

Reverend Clint said...

I'll take your silence to mean I'm right :p

garth2 said...

you just hate kang because he's half korean, don't you.

Reverend Clint said...

No its cause he's Canadian

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