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Jose Aldo MMA WEC
(Jose Aldo: Murdering his way to the #4 spot.)

After the recent whirlwind of MMA activity in the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, and DREAM, I’ve updated the Heavyweight, Welterweight, and Featherweight pages of our Power Rankings section. Check ‘em out and let us know what you think. Do Jeff Monson and Brett Rogers deserve to sneak into the heavyweight list? Who do you think sits just outside of the welterweight top ten? Is it okay that I’m so biased towards the WEC’s featherweights? Feel free to peruse all our divisional rankings, though I realize that the middleweight list is severely outdated, and I might not even want to deal with it until after UFC 100.


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Kimbos Bread- June 18, 2009 at 8:02 am
Screwed up the P4P list again
Ang4268- June 18, 2009 at 6:32 am
the Middle Weight didnt update does anyone know why?
Payday- June 18, 2009 at 6:23 am
Okami above Franklin in MW? Uh...yeah.
Chri534.- June 17, 2009 at 10:11 pm
So I just looked at your and mmaweekly's rankings and I was getting all ready to throw up a fit about how they had Couture over Lesnar, and then you go ahead and have Alves over Fitch. I think if a fighter beats another he should be ranked above him (unless if something like Alves beating St. Pierre happens; then it's deserving) so I think Fitch should be a notch or two up. But also I thought it was funny that mmaweekly has Florian ranked as the #6 lightweight. I can't wait 'til his fight with B.J., and I can't wait to see how their rankings change afterwards.
ScrambledEggs- June 17, 2009 at 8:34 pm
portland mma wake the fuck up bro.
RJeezy- June 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm
Edgar or Maynard should be above Sherk. And Kitaoka above JZ and Hellboy.
Otherwise, good job as always CP.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- June 17, 2009 at 5:44 pm
Barnett at #2?.....ahhh...I don't think so. Over Mir? Come on.

Brett Rogers at #10?...good call.

Arvovski out of the top ten?...another good call, thanks to Rogers.

Rua at #5? Debatable; but (sadly) justified when you look at who's under him.

One question:

No room for Nick Diaz on that list? Think about it. Give Compton some love. I mean, ya got Gomi on the lis...hey, waitaminute...

Gomi's off the list!
portland mma- June 17, 2009 at 4:06 pm
The fact that the fight was like 7 or 8 years ago, I think Randy has gotten a ton better than the first time they fought regardless of his age. Also the best guy Barnett has fought in the past 3 years is a guy who isn't in most top 10 rankings (Monson). You have to go back to September of 06 to find his last quality win and he didn't look that decent against Yvel.
portland mma- June 17, 2009 at 3:58 pm
My bad the goat got choked out by Shields hella fast not Edwards, it was Edwards that got beat by that little bitch KJ Noons in under a minute.
ScrambledEggs- June 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm
portland mma Says,"Yeah but I think Couture would take Barnett in the rematch."

What the fuck did you see in the first fight that would possibly make you think that Randy Couture could beat Josh Barnett now?

Not to even mention the fact that people can't seem to get it into their fucking heads Randy is going to be 46 fucking years old at the end of the month!
portland mma- June 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm
Yeah but I think Couture would take Barnett in the rematch. Also I think Condit deserves to be on there more than Nick Thompson, what Yves Edwards tap Thompson in like 4 seconds? Condit did lose his last fight but I think Kampmann is one of the most underrated dudes in the game. And fucking please people the Nick Diaz weed jokes are more than retarded, you can only say marijuanaplata so many fucking times.
ScrambledEggs- June 17, 2009 at 3:39 pm
@ MyFightWiffaCheeto "Arlovski is not Top Ten anymore"

Who the fuck would take your comments seriously?
You think Barnett is overrated and seem to have know idea he already beat the shit out of Couture years ago.
CanadianGreaser- June 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm
This blog is so funny. "Aldo murdering his way through #4" LMAO! Well put.
SlapjawAckrite- June 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm
And no way will Suga ko Rampage. Knocking out Liddell's hard as a packing peanut chin doesn't mean you can KO page, who has a very tough chin.
SlapjawAckrite- June 17, 2009 at 3:06 pm
Josh Barnett is not worthy of #2. The only reason he is ranked that high is because of his upcoming FIGHT WITH FEDOR. Look at his last few fights...couldn't finish a washed up Yvel from the mount...knocked out an old, washed up Rizzo (and looked like shit doing it). Decisioned Monson, and beat Yoshida. Before that, got beat by Nog.
FreddyFangers- June 17, 2009 at 2:58 pm
I dont buy into rampage at all. Luckily for me, "suga" will be knocking his ass out soon enough. I like Brown but Im afraid Aldo is going to seriously hurt him.
Casa de los pantelones- June 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm
Whomever said the baby faced assassin wasn't worthy of his ranking...obviously hasn't seen him fight and progress through the years.
Soda Popinski- June 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm
hong man choi, ever heard of him? maybe you didnt see his dismantling of a former baseball player.

you guys and your list.

and what about tim sylvia? im being serious. he looked sharp as hell the first 7 seconds of that mercer fight.

war fozzie bear.
Dana White- June 17, 2009 at 2:32 pm
CP all over the UFC nut sack you have it all wrong once again grats. You guys must work for the UFC .
Cage Potato Sucks- June 17, 2009 at 2:24 pm
Herb Dean #1. Really? Is this the worst Ref list?

And lol at Shane Carwin in Top 10.
Biffmiester- June 17, 2009 at 2:08 pm
That's cool. Sry bout the repost but site was actin up.
Levi Jones- June 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm
I don't even know where to start...
ben- June 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm
 @ Biffmiester:I haven't updated P4P in a while...Brown will be above Faber when I get around to it.
MyFightWiffaCheeto- June 17, 2009 at 1:53 pm
Arlovski is not Top Ten anymore...
Biffmiester- June 17, 2009 at 1:52 pm
Hey, I'm kinda new to this site, but I don't get the P4P rankings at all... How are you gonna rank Faber above Brown when Brown just handed him his ass again (altho Faber broke his hand). Rampage should be a little higher on the list and Faber shouldn't be there at all. Now if it's regarding the potential of the CA kid movin up in weight, it's all hypothetical and can't be defended IMO. My top 5 is the same but here's my 6-10:

6. BJ Penn
7. Mike Thomas Brown
8. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
9. Thiago Alves
10. Rashad Evans (w/ Forrest closing in)

CagePotato ‘Power Rankings’ Updated

Thiago Alves UFC’>
(Comin’ for that #1 spot…)

2008 is shaping up to be the busiest and most exciting year in MMA’s history — which is a great thing, unless you’re trying to keep your top ten lists current, in which case it’s a total pain in the ass. Though there aren’t many profound changes in the latest update to our Power Rankings page, recent events have caused some fighters to drop due to losses (i.e., Matt Hughes, Sean Sherk, Hayato Sakurai, Masakazu Imanari) some to jump up after big wins (Wanderlei Silva, Thiago Alves, Power Rankings newcomer Gegard Mousasi), and some to secure their already impressive positions (Lyoto Machida, Urijah Faber, Robbie Lawler). Give it a look, and click on each weight class for additional notes and to leave comments. And stay tuned, as Sunday’s DREAM.4 card could produce some changes in the middleweight list, and July 21st’s Affliction event could lead to a massive re-shuffling of the heavyweight deck.