I tried this voting procedure out on another site first, thinking that the fans would be more than happy to provide their opinions on the matter, but I was incorrect and it flooded to the bottom.
This is something I've seen done on several Pro-Wrestling websites, and I've looked around for this on a MMA site for a while now. I can't find any, as we MMA fans seem content to post our top ten lists on forums, and let website opinion piece writers form the opinions for us.
So, without further ado, I'd like to introduce the MMA Top 100 of 2000-2009.
What this will try to do, is get a consensus Top 100 MMA fighters from the fans.
How this works is that everyone that wishes to participate will post at least their Top 5 fighters of the decade, in order from 1-5. Preferably, I'd ask for Top 10, but not everyone has that interest.
A #1 spot vote for a fighter is worth 10 points.
#2 is worth 9.
#3 is worth 8.
#4-6 is worth 7.
#7-9 is worth 5.
#10 is worth 3.
Any spot following #10 are worth 1 point per vote.
If you want to include more than just 10 fighters, feel free, just be sure to number the fighters, or they'll be counted in the order that they were placed.
An example of how to do this is:
1.) Ikuhisa Minowa
2.) Hong Man Choi
3.) Jose Canseco
4.) Bob Sapp
5.) Jan Nortje
6.) Giant Silva
8.) Bum Chan Kang
9.) Henry Armstrong Miller
You get the jist of it.
(The list is terrible on purpose to keep focus on what this is.)
Voting will be open until 01/23/2009, no vote will be counted after that. Events that occurred after 12/31/2009 will be carried over into the next decade.
Results will be posted 02/01/2010.
And if this goes well, I'll do this at the end of every year .. except, just for the year.