Bloody Elbow June 2013 Meta-Rankings: Welterweight

USA TODAY Sports

The "retired" Nick Diaz still holds onto a spot in the top 10.

Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.

Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
1 Georges St. Pierre 250 UFC 1
2 Johny Hendricks 240 UFC 2
3 Carlos Condit 226 UFC 3
4 Demian Maia 213 UFC 4
5 Jake Ellenberger 211 UFC 5
6 Martin Kampmann 195 UFC 6
7 Rory MacDonald 193 UFC 7
8 Ben Askren 148 Bellator 10
9 Nick Diaz 147 Retired 8
10 Jake Shields 101 UFC 24
11 Mike Pyle 99 UFC 13
12 Robbie Lawler 95 UFC 11
13 Josh Burkman 89 WSOF 30
14 Josh Koscheck 85 UFC 11
14 Tarec Saffiedine 85 UFC 14
16 Jon Fitch 76 WSOF 9
17 Erick Silva 72 UFC 25
18 Rick Story 68 UFC 15
19 Mike Pierce 66 UFC 15
19 Tyron Woodley 66 UFC 17
21 Dong Hyun Kim 63 UFC 18
22 Nate Marquardt 61 UFC 19
23 B.J. Penn 59 UFC 21
24 Matt Brown 57 UFC 20
25 Gunnar Nelson 56 UFC 23

Based on the premise that all MMA rankings are subjective but that it’s still useful and informative to know who the online MMA community as a whole ranks as the best fighters in MMA, we collect and average the rankings of the top MMA websites to produce our consensus rankings. We compile the top MMA rankings from each of our sources and award 25 points for a first place ranking, 16 for a 10th place ranking, 1 for a 25th place ranking. A formula is used to "normalize" the data so all fighters are awarded points from those lists that do not include a full 25 fighters. This formula ensures that each ranking site awards the same number of total points regardless of how many fighters they choose to rank. Each fighter’s total is divided by the number of possible points to determine their standing in the Meta-Rankings.

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