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Gleison Tibau: My absence from the official UFC ranking is stupidity

The Brazilian feels wronged about how he's ranked by the organization.

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Gleison Tibau (16-8) is upset about not being included between the top 15 fighters of Lightweight division, according with the official UFC rankings.

With 24 fights in the UFC dating back to November 2006, Janigleison Herculano Alves (his real name) thinks that his history in the organization speaks for itself, and told Globo that he expects to break into his division's rankings as soon as possible.

"This year's ranking hasn't been touched yet but after this streak of wins that I have I think that the UFC will change it. For the God's sake, I should be in it since long time ago. After my fights in the UFC, the tough guys that I faced, my absence from this ranking is stupidity. I think that it's time to me break in, at least my next fight should be against someone inside of it so I can win and be well ranked. I don't know how come this haven't happen yet."

Tibau, which is actually the name of his hometown, is three fights away of tying Tito Ortiz's record of fights in the UFC and three wins away of Georges St-Pierre's win record inside the octagon. The Brazilian fighter won his last three fights, the most recent of which came via split decision against Norman Parke last Saturday.

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