21 Sep 2009 08:29:37 AM
(Photo courtesy of UFC.com)
Between Fight Night 19 and UFC 103, complete with the glitchy undercard broadcasted poorly on Spike TV, if you didn’t get enough MMA last week then odds are you have a problem. Sorry, but it’s true. And no matter how much you might want them to, takedowns and superman punches will never fill that void inside of you. For the rest of you, join us to look at who’s up and who’s down after UFC 103 via the completely arbitrary and not all that helpful numerical ranking system of the Potato Index. It’s what we do.
Vitor Belfort +178
A more patient “Phenom” proves he still has it, and against the best fighter he’s faced in years. The UFC’s middleweight division needs new blood, but can he really threaten Anderson Silva?
Rich Franklin -112
Lucky for him Belfort is dropping to middleweight, so he’s still the king of the 195 lbs. division. Was it really necessary for Joe Rogan to make him watch the replay and attempt to make sense of it? Kind of like asking someone who just came out of surgery to shake off the anesthesia and tell us about that kidney removal. They aren’t likely to have much insight to offer just then.