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Video: The UFC's heavyweight division is a mess

Michael Hutchinson breaks down why the Heavyweight division is crazier than ever and how the rankings make no sense.

A year ago the Heavyweight division had a clear pecking order. Cain Velasquez was the best in the world, Fabricio Werdum was the rightful next title challenger, and Junior dos Santos was the man waiting in the wings.

A year later and the division is in a state of chaos. Werdum and Velasquez both pulled out of what would've been tonight's UFC main event title fight due to injuries, Stipe Miocic is the next title challenger, while Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell have thrown their names into the title picture.

In the video above, Bloody Elbow's Michael Hutchinson breaks down the trouble of trying to rank a division of fighters who have all been knocked out by one another at some point in the past couple of years.

To give you a good idea of how much has changed in the past year, here is a comparison of the heavyweight rankings for last year to today.

2015 Heavyweight Rankings 2016 Heavyweight Rankings
(c) Cain Velasquez (c) Fabricio Werdum (+1)
1. Fabricio Werdum 1. Cain Velasquez (-1)
2. Junior Dos Santos 2. Stipe Miocic (+2)
3. Travis Browne 3. Alistair Overeem (+8)
4. Stipe Miocic 4. Andrei Arlovski (+3)
5. Mark Hunt 5. Ben Rothwell (+5)
6. Josh Barnett 6. Junior Dos Santos (-4)
7. Andrei Arlovski 7. Travis Browne (-4)
8. Antonio Silva 8. Mark Hunt (-3)
9. Roy Nelson 9. Josh Barnett (-3)
10. Ben Rothwell 10. Frank Mir (+3)

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