# Top 10 fighters "on paper"

For the purpose of this exercise, we'll take each fighter's last 6 fights and weigh them against everyone else's last 6 fights.

To keep it current, forget about anything older than 3 years. If you can't average 2 fights per year, then too bad for you. :)

So we award points for a win, deduct points for a loss.
The number of points depends on the rank of that opponent.

The rank of that opponent depends on his/her win loss record and the rank of their opponents, their opponents, their opponents... so on, so on, down the line.

So mathematically, here's the top 10...

#1 Ricardo Arona (6-0) opponent's avg rank = 182

#2 Josh Barnett (6-0) opponent's avg rank = 182

#3 Vitor Ribiero (6-0) opponent's avg rank = 267

#4 Fedor Emelienenko (6-0) opponent's avg rank = 388

#5 Tim Sylvia (6-0) opponent's avg rank = 410

#6 Vanderlei Silva (5-0-1) opponent's avg rank = 522

#7 Matt Hughes (5-1) opponent's avg rank = 164

# 8 Rodrigo Nogueira (5-1) opponent's avg rank = 164

#9 Jennifer Howe (6-0) opponent's avg rank = 611

#10 Akihiro Gono (6-0) opponent's avg rank = 656

Shouldn`t Josh Thomson be on that list? I know he is Un-defeated.

Josh IS undefeated but a number of his opponent's are fairly unsucessful.

With the criteria listed above, Josh is (6-0) but opponents avg rank = 1485

Consider the fact that 3 of his recent wins are against;