Contender or Pretender for the UFC's Top 10 Bantamweights

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Contender or Pretender for the UFC's Top 10 Bantamweights
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The UFC's bantamweight division is a hard one to sort out. First, you've got champion Dominick Cruz, but he's injured. So, in his place, you've got interim belt-holder Renan Barao. But now he's injured, too.

What are we left with? Well, you could put the whole division on suspended animation, or you could sort out the contenders in as orderly a fashion as possible so that the line is ready to move when one and/or both titlists get back to action. 

These are the 10 guys in that line, and an assessment of whether they are a contender or a pretender. To avoid unnecessary digressions, I'm using the official UFC rankings, as voted on by a panel of selected media members. Got a problem, take it up with them. 

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