UFC Rankings: 9 Ranked Fighters Who Don't Belong on the Current Board

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UFC Rankings: 9 Ranked Fighters Who Don't Belong on the Current Board

The official UFC rankings are always hotly debated. Members of the media vote after each event, and the UFC updates the ranks the following Monday.

Rankings are a good thing. It lets both the fighters and the fans know where they sit in the division. It does not always directly correspond with getting a title shot, but once a fighter cracks the top five, it is clear he is in contention.

When deciding who should be dropped from the rankings, it is not always clear. The flyweight and women's bantamweight divisions are so desperately thin with talent you cannot truly argue that any need to be dropped. Yet in the more established divisions, there are some clear choices.

Highlighted are nine fighters across six different divisions who just do not belong.

It is important to note that just because a fighter doesn't belong in the rankings does not mean they should be an underdog to someone who is ranked. Rankings are about the current state of the division using recent wins, losses and performances.

Let's have a look at the nine UFC fighters who need to be dropped from the rankings.

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