10 Aug 2009 10:40:05 AM
(Photo courtesy of UFC.com)
Some frighteningly dominant performances mixed with some very mediocre ones to form this edition of the Potato Index. Our arbitrary numerical rankings system sorts through each fighter’s rise or fall after UFC 101. Were we the only ones who locked our door and slept with the lights on after watching Anderson Silva? Even then we had nightmares about his fade-away jab and woke up hearing his lengthy Portuguese shout-out echoing in our ears. Freaky.
Anderson Silva +411
Simply finishing a fight and looking like his old self again would have been enough. Instead Silva puts on a Jedi striking display and makes a top-ten light heavyweight look like a special needs child. Might as well go up to 205 lbs. for good now. The middleweights have suffered enough under his reign.
Forrest Griffin -276
Maybe the most embarrassing knockout ever, and that was after about three minutes of the most one-sided fight in recent memory. Does it help to know that it came at the hands of the sport’s pound-for-pound best? Probably not. Feel better, FoGriff.