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The rankings dangle in mind a fighter’s wins/losses, quality of competition, ending fee/dominance and frequency of fights.
Opponents are no longer eligible to be ranked after they’ve been idle for 24 months, either because of injuries, drug/behavior suspensions, contract disputes or self-imposed hiatuses.
Opponents serving drug/behavior suspensions are eligible to be ranked, as prolonged as they’re not idle for greater than 24 months.
To the handiest of our skill, fighters might per chance per chance be ranked of their predominant weight class. Catchweight fights and bouts exterior the fighter’s predominant weight class can dangle a certain or negative affect on the ranking. Alternatively, non-titleholders might per chance per chance additionally be ranked in handiest one weight class at a given time, and in most instances, they might per chance per chance not be ranked in a novel weight class unless they’ve had their first fight at that weight.