Anderson Silva Removed From Official UFC Rankings

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Anderson Silva’s tailspin in to obscurity continues, in an ironic reversal of his surge to the top of the MMA (mixed martial arts) after 2000. ‘The Spider’ sat through a shambles of a NAC (Nevada Athletic Commission) hearing this past August 13, trying to avoid the inevitable punishment for his string of failed drug tests but getting the most severe punishment possible in the process.

Although the UFC stated right away that they are excited to see the Brazilian star back in action come 2016, it looks as though they have also taken measures to keep Silva out of the frame for a while in between. Up until yesterday Silva was still ranked in the top 10 of both the middleweight and P4P (pound-for-pound) rankings on the UFC website, he has since been wiped completely from both.

Although the rankings are officially voted for by a panel, it’s likely the UFC were the ones that made this choice. His shady case at the hearing and the lies that were pointed out during his weird defense won’t be forgotten easily though, as his legacy comes under some reflective criticism.

Check out the official UFC rankings, minus Anderson Silva:

POUND-FOR-POUND

1 Jose Aldo
2 Chris Weidman
3 Demetrious Johnson
4 Ronda Rousey
5 TJ Dillashaw
6 Fabricio Werdum
7 Robbie Lawler
8 Rafael dos Anjos
9 Daniel Cormier
10 Cain Velasquez
11 Anthony Pettis +1
12 Conor McGregor +1
13 Frankie Edgar +1
14 Johny Hendricks +1
15 Joanna Jedrzejczyk *NR

FLYWEIGHT

Champion : Demetrious Johnson
1 John Dodson
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Jussier Formiga
4 Ian McCall
5 Henry Cejudo
6 John Moraga
7 Kyoji Horiguchi
8 John Lineker -1
9 Zach Makovsky
10 Dustin Ortiz +1
11 Chris Cariaso -1
12 Wilson Reis
13 Ray Borg +1
14 Chico Camus -1
15 Justin Scoggins

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion : TJ Dillashaw
1 Renan Barao
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Urijah Faber
5 Michael McDonald
6 Bryan Caraway
7 Aljamain Sterling
8 Takeya Mizugaki
9 Johnny Eduardo
10 Thomas Almeida
11 Eddie Wineland
12 Francisco Rivera
13 Iuri Alcantara
14 Frankie Saenz
15 Erik Perez

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion : Jose Aldo
1 Conor McGregor (Interim Champion)
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Chad Mendes
4 Ricardo Lamas
5 Max Holloway
6 Cub Swanson
7 Charles Oliveira
8 Jeremy Stephens
9 Dennis Bermudez
10 Nik Lentz
11 Clay Guida
12 Hacran Dias
13 Tatsuya Kawajiri -1
14 Darren Elkins
15 Dennis Siver

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion : Rafael dos Anjos
1 Anthony Pettis
2 Donald Cerrone
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
4 Eddie Alvarez
5 Michael Johnson
5 Benson Henderson +2
7 Edson Barboza -1
8 Myles Jury
9 Tony Ferguson
10 Beneil Dariush +2
11 Al Iaquinta
12 Bobby Green -2
13 Dustin Poirier
14 Nate Diaz
15 Jorge Masvidal

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion : Robbie Lawler
1 Johny Hendricks
2 Rory MacDonald
3 Tyron Woodley
4 Carlos Condit
5 Matt Brown
6 Demian Maia
7 Dong Hyun Kim
8 Tarec Saffiedine
9 Stephen Thompson
10 Rick Story
11 Gunnar Nelson
12 Jake Ellenberger
13 Thiago Alves
14 Kelvin Gastelum *NR
15 Neil Magny -1

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion : Chris Weidman
1 Luke Rockhold
2 Jacare Souza
3 Yoel Romero
4 Vitor Belfort
5 Lyoto Machida
6 Gegard Mousasi +1
7 Tim Kennedy +1
8 Michael Bisping +1
9 Thales Leites +1
10 CB Dollaway +1
11 Dan Henderson +1
12 Derek Brunson +3
13 Robert Whittaker
14 Roan Carneiro
15 Tim Boetsch *NR

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion : Daniel Cormier
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Glover Teixeira +1
4 Ryan Bader -1
5 Rashad Evans
6 Ovince Saint Preux
7 Jimi Manuwa
8 Mauricio Rua
9 Rampage Jackson
10 Patrick Cummins
11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
12 Jan Blachowicz
13 Fabio Maldonado
14 Rafael Cavalcante
15 Ilir Latifi

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion : Fabricio Werdum
1 Cain Velasquez
2 Junior Dos Santos
3 Stipe Miocic
4 Andrei Arlovski
5 Travis Browne
6 Ben Rothwell +1
7 Mark Hunt +1
8 Josh Barnett -2
9 Alistair Overeem
10 Frank Mir
11 Antonio Silva
12 Roy Nelson
13 Matt Mitrione
14 Stefan Struve
15 Alexey Oliynyk

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion : Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Claudia Gadelha
2 Carla Esparza
3 Rose Namajunas
4 Jessica Penne
5 Tecia Torres
6 Randa Markos
7 Paige VanZant +1
8 Maryna Moroz -1
9 Joanne Calderwood
10 Michelle Waterson
11 Jessica Aguilar
12 Felice Herrig
13 Juliana Lima
14 Aisling Daly
15 Heather Clark

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion : Ronda Rousey
1 Miesha Tate
2 Cat Zingano
3 Alexis Davis
4 Amanda Nunes +3
5 Sarah Kaufman
6 Jessica Eye
7 Sara McMann -3
8 Bethe Correia
9 Holly Holm
10 Liz Carmouche
11 Julianna Pena
12 Marion Reneau
13 Jessica Andrade
14 Germaine de Randamie
15 Lauren Murphy

(+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).