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Another UFC event is in the books, which means it’s time again to see who’s up and who’s down according to the Potato Index’s arbitrary numerical rankings system. It’s kind of like Bob Reilly’s poll, only we admit it’s total bullshit. And at least this particular brand of bullshit is more fun.
Diego Sanchez +123
“The Nightmare” proved he can cut almost forty pounds and still go three rounds at a steady pace. That could be bad news for some other lightweight contenders, though it would still be interesting to see how he stacks up against one of the better wrestlers in the division. Sean Sherk’s not too busy, is he?
Joe Stevenson -88
Another disappointing performance for Stevenson leaves us wondering where he can possibly go from here. He just doesn’t seem to have enough in his toolbox to hang with the top fighters, and secluding himself in Victorville, which is not known for its elite training facilities, certainly isn’t helping.
Demian Maia +204
If you’re going to do only one thing, you’d better do it extremely well, and Maia does. He forces another quality opponent to fight on his terms and puts him away with impressive ease. Is there any middleweight not named Anderson Silva who can pose a significant threat to him at this point?