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CagePotato Has Vote on Yahoo! Sports Top 10 MMA Rankings, Now Have Your Say


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Here at CagePotato, if we’re going to take the time to put together a rankings or list, it’s probably going to be one like this one. That doesn’t mean, however, that we’re opposed to taking part in others’ rankings. Take, for example, the Yahoo! Sports Top 10 MMA Pound for Pound Rankings, the voting for which is done by a panel that includes many luminaries of the MMA journalism community and also, for some unknown reason, me.

The latest Yahoo! Sports Top 10 list was released this week (panel voting and publication of the rankings are done monthly) and there are some familiar faces as well as some changes. Anderson Silva maintained his long-time top spot, followed by Jon Jones and then Georges St. Pierre in the number three spot.

Cain Velasquez made it back on to the list after beating Junior Dos Santos in their recent return bout. A number of notable fighters were not eligible for the list because of inactivity (Dominick Cruz, Alistair Overeem) and suspension (Nick Diaz, Overeem again).

Jose Aldo was eligible because he is fighting so close to the end of voting, and he took the number four spot. The rankings may soon get shaken up again after tonight’s UFC 156.

Frankie Edgar drops down to featherweight to try and take out Aldo. Would Aldo get a bump in the rankings by beating a former lightweight champ? Would Edgar skyrocket in the rankings if were to win a championship in a second weight class?

Also, will Overeem justify the media’s crush on him with an impressive fight against BigFoot that will propel him into the Top 10? Check out the full rankings Top 10 after the jump and then let us know your Top 10 in the comments section.

Yahoo! Sports Top 10 MMA Pound for Pound Rankings:

1. Anderson Silva

2. Jon Jones

3. Georges St. Pierre

4. Jose Aldo 

5. Benson Henderson

6. Cain Velasquez

7. Demetrious Johnson 

8. Frankie Edgar

9. Gilbert Melendez

10. Renan Barao  

 

- Elias Cepeda

 

 

 

 

 

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cman- February 4, 2013 at 9:01 am
I vote we vote for anyone not named silva, jones, or Pierre and really fuck with the results. Ill even swallow my over rated bile and accept 1 Melendez, 2 Diaz, 1 Gracie, and fedor on it. We can even add frank shamrock for his Ortiz upset. Lole and his boxing buddies trying to stay relevant crew should have collective heart attacks.
DARKHORSE06- February 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm
Why isn't Jacob Volkman up there? Haters.
painvelasquez- February 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm
Gilbert melendez makes this list seems slightly bullshitty.. everyone elze iz deserving.. maybe add either hendo or pettis but thatz juz cuz I have a pettis fetish now hahaha.
rudedude- February 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm
Gsp is 2 he has bin around and defended his title a lot longer than jones and number 9&10 could be argued
rudedude- February 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Gsp is 2 he has bin around and defended his title a lot longer than jones and number 10 could be argued
RwilsonR- February 3, 2013 at 9:39 am
Hey guys, Melendez beat Ishida, Kawajiri, and Aoki, and everyone stuck in 2005 knows the best LWs in the world are on the Japanese circuit. He also beat Josh Thomson 6 times in a row... and that's THE Josh Thomson.
RwilsonR- February 3, 2013 at 9:32 am
I'm not sure i understand the point of this list. Is this the list of all the fighters who might be considered the best if Chael P. Sonnen weren't around?
yeahaboutthat- February 3, 2013 at 12:19 am
LOL Melendez
The12ozCurls- February 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm
BTW - I agree with all the Gil Melendez hate - but if you replace him with Rhonda, it would be pretty fucking funny
cman- February 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm
I'm in with the Melendez not being worthy. BJ penn is more deserving, he has always taken the toughest opponent. JDS? Maybe. Hendo for sure. Overeem is another can crusher. Even with a win tonight.
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- February 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm
I think Gilbert would feel disrespected about that comment
Mood- February 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm
No disrespect to Melendez but I don't see him in the top 10 at all. I'd probably put JDS in there instead.
RearNakedSpoon- February 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Whilst I agree with 12oz officially, i'll go with Silva and Jones 1-2 because it puts more pressure on that fight being made.
Top 2 p4p guys fight in the same division...why wouldn't it be the biggest MMA superfight of this generation?
Pen Fifteen- February 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm
Seriously, give me one reason why Melendez is on this list and Hendo isn't.
The12ozCurls- February 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm
#1 is GSP - followed by 9 other dudes that aren't GSP.
Pen Fifteen- February 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm
Who the fuck has Jilbert Melendez beaten to justify making this list?
Buster Hyman- February 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm
what the hell no Tater Williams? prepare for about 147 different times of 5 of these across the sneeze
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