Where do all the predictions go? We make them, we read them, everyone enjoys the process. Then you throw them down a hole and forget about them. Where's the follow-up? What happens when the future collides with the here and now?
The way I see it, it's worth checking in sometimes to see what's happening on the island of misfit speculation. Today, I'll take a look at the widely known and respected World MMA Scouting Report compiled at the beginning of each year by website Bloody Elbow.
Don't get me wrong. They're terrific rankings. Especially for someone like me. You know, I try to watch all these lesser cards and promotions. And I watch some. But you know what? Sometimes there are other things to do. Like sleep. And there's this mountain of work. And I got the kids climbing all over me, and the stream gets all pixelated. Then it's almost time for Glee. Glee is appointment television. And the recycling items don't separate themselves. And if you commingle them, you get an angry note from the truck guys. It's not a place you want to be. Know what I'm saying?
So we're not second-guessing the rankings themselves. But it is worth checking in to see if a fighter's reality lined up with the billing. This is a look at how the top-ranked prospect in each division has fared so far in 2012. In many cases, video of their most recent fight is included.