Top 10 Fighters of the Last 3 Years (PLEASE POST YOUR RANKINGS)

I'll start off by saying that this isn't a "real" fanpost, its more of a research tool that i am using for a seperate more in-depth fanpost on this very subject. 

Basically i want to know who you guys think are the 10 best fighters (in each division) in the last 3 years. 

You may ask, "why 3 years?" well because the bloodyelbow rankings started in early 2008, and my project revolves around the USA today consensus rankings. 

I'd like to tell you what i'm planning, but i'll keep it a surprise, all i need from you guys is a list of 10 fighters in each division so i can narrow down the dozens of fighters that have been ranked since 2008 to just 10 per division.

For example, this would be my list (rankings aren't as important, i just need a list of 10):


  1. Dominick Cruz
  2. Miguel Torres
  3. Joseph Benavidez
  4. Scott Jorgensen
  5. Urijah Faber
  6. Brian Bowles
  7. Brad Pickett
  8. Eddie Wineland
  9. Demetrious Johnson
  10. Takeya Mizugaki


  1. Jose Aldo
  2. Mike Brown
  3. Urijah Faber
  4. Hatsu Hioki
  5. Manny Gamburyan
  6. Marlon Sandro
  7. Bibiano Fernandes
  8. Michihiro Omigawa
  9. Mark Homminick
  10. Chad Mendes



  1. BJ Penn
  2. Frankie Edgar
  3. Gray Maynard
  4. Gilbert Melendez
  5. Shinya Aoki
  6. Eddie Alvarez
  7. Kenny Florian
  8. Sean Sherk
  9. Tatsuya Kawajiri
  10. Takanori Gomi


  1. George St. Pierre
  2. Jon Fitch
  3. Jake Shields
  4. Thiago Alves
  5. Josh Koscheck
  6. Matt Hughes
  7. Carlos Condit
  8. Nick Diaz
  9. BJ Penn
  10. Martin Kampann


  1. Anderson Silva
  2. Rich Franklin
  3. Yushin Okami
  4. Chael Sonnen
  5. Dan Henderson
  6. Nate Marquardt
  7. Damian Maia
  8. Jacare Souza
  9. Jorge Santiago
  10. Vitor Belfort


  1. Lyoto Machida
  2. Rampage Jackson
  3. Rashad Evans
  4. Shogun Rua
  5. Forrest Griffin
  6. Jon Jones
  7. Dan Henderson
  8. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  9. Chuck Liddell
  10. Tito Ortiz



  1. Fedor Emilianenko
  2. Brock Lesnar
  3. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  4. Cain Velasquez
  5. Junior Dos Santos
  6. Frank Mir
  7. Shane Carwin
  8. Alistair Overeem
  9. Fabricio Werdum
  10. Josh Barnett

i'll say it again, because i know some people just like to read the title or skim thru the post:

These aren't rankings, it's just a list of the 10 best fighters(in no specific order) from each division since 2008


so please post yours, 



\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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