8 Jun 2009 10:20:13 AM
What a weekend of fights, and amazingly, all without the benefit of the initials “UFC.” Instead we had Strikeforce and the WEC (okay, a Zuffa property, but still) teaming up to blow our minds without charging us fifty bucks for a pay-per-view. Now we begin the difficult task of using the Potato Index’s completely arbitrary numerical rankings system to see who’s up and who’s down after the eventful weekend.
Mike Brown +209
He beat Faber fair and square, no flukes needed, and he also proved he can last through five tough rounds. Instead of making broken hand-related excuses for Faber, let’s finally all give Brown the unqualified props he clearly deserves.
Urijah Faber -37
We can play the ‘what if?’ game with his broken hand all we want, but that’s the fight game. That he still fought well and fought hard afterwards, even in a losing effort, deserves to be mentioned. But he’s not the world’s best featherweight as long as Brownie is around, and that deserves mentioning too.