If You’re Going To Do A Meta-Ranking…

It’s no secret that I have a lot of respect for the Bloody Elbow consensus rankings. To me, they have more significance than just one person’s opinion. If one person ranks a fighter in the top 25, that doesn’t say much, but if everybody ranks a fighter in the top 25, that says a lot more.

But recently, the rankings have been overhauled. They now have a grand total of two sources ranking 25 fighters, while all other sources rank just ten. I suppose calling them the “Fight Matrix/MMA Madman top 25 meta-rankings” doesn’t sound as cool.

I would petition to have my ELO rankings included on their list, but I’m having some real trouble getting the ELO system finished. The big problem is that all fights are sorted by date, but there’s no way to sort a fighter competing multiple times in the same day. So the ELO rankings are on ice until I get it figured out. Then I need to fine-tune it a bit.

The point is – at this point, you might as well just rank ten fighters and be done with it, or just provide a link to Fight Matrix, whose rankings are probably the best out there right now anyway.


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