It used to be the glamour division in boxing. Now it stinks. The Klitschkos have few intriguing matchups on the horizon. Which makes it difficult to get any boxing media member to place a heavyweight on the pound-for-pound list. Has that lack of respect for boxing's big boys carried over to mixed martial arts?
It's amazing, Fedor Emelianenko just crushed two former UFC heavyweight champs inside of four minutes and we still hear that's he fought nobody and that the division stinks. What's the deal with the lack of respect for the big guys?
The latest Yahoo! MMA pound-for-pound rankings has Fedor and Anderson Silva tied in the No. 1 slot with Georges St. Pierre a very close third.
Kevin Iole from Yahoo! Sports and Adam Hill, MMA writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, joined Cage Writer during the UFC 94 postfight to discuss the ramifications of the GSP win. It turned into a heated discussion about the heavyweights:
Click below to hear Iole, Hill and Cage Writer (ESPNRadio1100):
Here is the top 10 turned in by Cage Writer:
1. Fedor Emelianenko
2. Anderson Silva
3. Georges St. Pierre
4. B.J. Penn
5. Miguel Torres
6. Dan Henderson
7. Rashad Evans
8. Quinton Jackson
9. Andrei Arlovski
10. Forrest Griffin
Next 10: Shinya Aoki, Lyoto Machida, Mike Brown, Urijah Faber, Thiago Alves, Josh Barnett, Gegard Mousasi, Jon Fitch, Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar.
Have at it, rip away.
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