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    Wow, I got that from MMAweekly.

    Seems like they are a little too bias towards the Dream guys, UFC has only 1 of the top 10 guys (although he is #1).

    I think Edgar would beat Gomi and he would be ranked if he wasn't controlled by Maynard
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    Can't really complain about them having him at #3 given his performance in the Grand Prix. BJ, and Gomi are the only two who definitely should be higher.

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    Sherk should still be in the top 10, he lost his belt to their #1
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    I dont see why Shaolin is ranked in the top ten.

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    Shaolin also has wins over Kawajiri and Hansen, wins which supposedly justify Alvarez's position at #3. I like Alvarez and I like his longterm potential a lot, but it seems crazy to have him at #3 at this point. Two very nice wins at 155, but neither of the guys he beat was thought to be invincible. Hansen has lost 7 times and Kawajiri has lost 5 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    Shaolin also has wins over Kawajiri and Hansen, wins which supposedly justify Alvarez's position at #3. I like Alvarez and I like his longterm potential a lot, but it seems crazy to have him at #3 at this point. Two very nice wins at 155, but neither of the guys he beat was thought to be invincible. Hansen has lost 7 times and Kawajiri has lost 5 times.
    I assume you mean Ishida, not Kawajiri, since Kawa stopped Shaolin. HOwever, it's a different situation because Shaolin's win over Ishida was in 2004 and Hansen in 2003! Alvarez beat Kawajiri and Hansen THIS year. I don't think Alvarez should be 3rd, I think he should be around 5th.

    EDIT: Not sure how I forgot the first fight with Kawajiri, I apologize. To the original point, the first Kawajiri win was a decision in 2002.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    Shaolin also has wins over Kawajiri and Hansen, wins which supposedly justify Alvarez's position at #3. I like Alvarez and I like his longterm potential a lot, but it seems crazy to have him at #3 at this point. Two very nice wins at 155, but neither of the guys he beat was thought to be invincible. Hansen has lost 7 times and Kawajiri has lost 5 times.
    He is a great fighter no doubt but those wins were all 3 or 4 years ago. He has yet to fight in 2008, and in 2007 he got beat down very quickly by JZ. He beat Kawajiri the first time but lost the second fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Its obviously a given that he's been the breakout star thus far in 2008. With his performances through out the course of the Grand Prix with his wins over Hellboy and Aoki, how high does this put him in the rankings?

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    Shaolin has battled injuries and I don't think he should be overly penalized for it. He has a great resume (19-2!) and has finished the majority of his opponents. Losing to GZ isn't anything to be ashamed of, considering that no one who has faced GZ in the past 4 years has beat him besides Aoki. I do think he still needs to work on his standup, but his work on the ground is nothing short of elite. He transitions as quickly and fluidly as anyone in the world.
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