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02-06-2013, 01:44 AM
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Was having this discussion on Sherdog (most did not agree with me. Lol). Apparently Sherdog still had Rashad ranked ahead of Nog, and I agree with that. Rankings for me personally are basically a list of which guys would beat who, and that is largely based on their last handful of fights. Now sure Nog took a (uneventful) decision from Rashad, but over their past few fights, both beat Tito, Rashad went to a decision with Jones (and looked better than most against him), lost to Machida, and beat Thiago Silva, Rampage, and Phil Davis. Nog lost to Davis, and lost to Bader, then barely beat Brilz, beat Cane, and took a decision from Rashad. The weight of Nog beating Rashad doesn't outweigh Rashad's far superior resume. Not to mention Rashad would be the favorite in a rematch, which also factors into the ranking IMO.

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