On a number of occasions once a UFC title fight has been announced fans are left scratching their heads as to what the challenger has done to deserve that title shot in the first place.
Only two weeks ago the returning Georges St-Pierre skipped the entire middleweight top ten to get his chance against Michael Bisping at UFC 217.
The whole purpose of having a ranking system is to keep track of the best fighters in the division and to know who is next in line for the champion.
It should be obvious, but if the number two-ranked fighter in the division beats the number one-ranked fighter, then he has earned his right to get a crack at the champion; he shouldn’t then be skipped by someone ranked number six, for example.
Just because certain fighters can drum up more noise than others doesn’t mean they should be rushed to a title shot; they need to earn that right to become the champion, like every other fighter in the division.
Markwayne Mullin, a US representative for Oklahoma and a former MMA fighter, is one who has taken exception to the flawed UFC ranking system and he explained his issues in the videos below.
He certainly makes some excellent points and one would be hard-pressed not to agree. However, if you don’t agree maybe don’t say it too his face; he is an undefeated ex-fighter after all.