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(“I’ll tell you what I’d do, man: two chicks at the same time.”)

MMAPayout released it’s 2007 Power Rankings today, which ranks fighters by adding gross pay-per-view revenue ($40 per buy) and gross live gate revenue of the events they headlined last year. Fighters needed to headline a minimum of two events last year to be considered, and only pay-per-view shows were counted, which means that pretty much every fighter was eliminated from contention besides the six names on this list — but it’s still an interesting metric to see which fighters can put fans in seats and get them to buy events at home. And the winners are…

Chuck Liddell – $81.1 million (3 Events)
Randy Couture – $48.7 million (2)
Anderson Silva – $38.3 million (2)
Rashad Evans – $33.7 million (2)
Wanderlei Silva – $32.5 million (2)
Rich Franklin – $24.7 million (2)

Combined with last year’s results, you get:

Chuck Liddell – $142.1 million (5)
Tito Ortiz – $120.6 million (4)
Randy Couture – $68.1 million (3)
Matt Hughes – $67.4 million (3)
Royce Gracie/Ken Shamrock – $62.1 million (2)
Rich Franklin – $52.3 million (4)
Anderson Silva – $52.1 million (3)
Georges St. Pierre – $40.9 million (2)
Rashad Evans – $33.7 million (2)
Wanderlei Silva – $32.5 million (2)

Again, Georges St. Pierre and Quinton Jackson were basically eliminated from the 2007 list on technicalities; certainly after St. Pierre fights for the welterweight title in Montreal and Jackson becomes a TV star on The Ultimate Fighter, they’ll be the most bankable motherfuckers on Earth, replacing Randy Couture (who could be inactive through all of ’08) and Rashad Evans (unless the UFC gives him a match against someone who’s as big a draw as Tito Ortiz, which is unlikely). If Brock Lesnar wins his match against Frank Mir at UFC 81 and is given a more prominent opponent in his next fight, he could easily land near the top of next year’s list — as could Forrest Griffin if he manages to beat Quinton Jackson after TUF 7 then sneaks in a title defense before ’09.

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Popetastic- January 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm
I always enjoy and Office Space reference.