Obviously I’m well aware of the fact that the UFC rankings are nonsensical, inconsistent and nearly useless. This is a strange one though. I was watching the post fight show from last night and they put up the FW rankings, and I noticed Zabit was ranked number two. His last two wins were decisions over Stephens and Kattar, respectively. Neither of those guys were top 5.
It doesn’t look like anyone in the top 10 is really on a long winning streak at FW. Yair won his last two against Stephens and TKZ. TKZ has won his last two against Moicano and Frankie. The Frankie win alone is probably worth more than most of the others I mentioned. Ortega has been inactive since the Max fight. Kattar just came off a win over Stephens and is fighting Ige, who is below him in the rankings.
I wonder if they are trying to set up Zabit vs Volk if he beats Yair? If Yair wins, he may get a shot, as he already has a win over TKZ and that would be his second win against a top 5 guy. It Zabit wins, according to the rankings, he will get a shot. But I don’t really think he should.
If it’s neither of those guys, who should get the next title shot?