That awkward moment when the guy fighting for the light heavyweight belt isn’t even officially ranked

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The UFC has released its official rankings and while there aren’t many shockers or surprises included, there is one funny detail: Chael Sonnen didn’t make it into the top 10 for middleweight OR light heavyweight. You can partially blame that on his jumping between weight classes – he does have a legit case for being a top five middleweight. Four press members did include him in their light heavyweight rankings, but that wasn’t enough to erase the other 30 ignoring him completely. Is this just a temporary wrinkle in the rankings for Chael or evidence that his all style and no substance approach is starting to cost him some serious legitimacy points in the sport?

  • shane

    Uyenoyama should be ahead of cariaso dammit

  • YoungDonDraper

    “All style and no substance,” seriously? Sure, Sonnen’s career benefits from his charisma, but you’re just fighter bashing. Sonnen is a legit elite fighter, and anyone who denies that has no idea what they’re talking about and shouldn’t be writing a blog.

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