MMARated.com’s Cultural & Media Rankings – 04/30/08

Welcome to week four of MMARated.com’s Cultural & Media Rankings. Each week we’ll weigh in on who’s hot and who’s not in the world of mixed martial arts. Take a look…

MOMENTUM THOUGHTS
1. Kimbo Slice UP He’s calling out Chuck Liddell, gracing the cover of ESPN The Magazine and headlining the first Elite XC on CBS card. Itís good to be the Kimbo.
2. UFC cuts DOWN Certainly these cuts are good news for the Elite XC’s of the world but you canít help but feel for a fighter who has to deal with the burden of if he just would have applied that armbar a little tighter he would still be employed by the UFC.
3. DREAM DOWN A semi-exciting second offering but their tournament appears to have gone to hell due to injuries. Another reason why MMA tournaments will always be flawed.
4. UFC 85 UP One can make a strong case that the additions of Hughes vs. Alves and Bisping vs. Leben make this show a hell of a lot more interesting than the original lineup featuring Liddell.
5. Roger Huerta UP Who knew so many people cared about his love life? More importantly, “El Matador” returns in August against Kenny Florian in a match we canít wait for.
6. IFL STATUS QUO Some weird statements being made by IFL president Jay Larkin lately… is the end near?
7. Anderson Silva DOWN Yo yo, Spider, chill on the Roy Jones Jr. talk for a minute. It’s really way too premature.
8. Hong Man Choi DOWN Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, Hong Man is free at last (from his mandatory Korean army service, of course).

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MMARated.com’s Cultural & Media Rankings – 04/15/08

Welcome to week two of the MMARated.com’s cultural and media rankings. Each week we’ll weigh in on who’s hot and who’s not in the world of mixed martial arts. Take a look…

MMARATED CULTURAL RANKINGS – 04/15/08

MOMENTUM THOUGHTS
1. Matt Serra STATUS QUO This might be the first poll that has Serra ranked at the top. Remember kids, he is still the champ and until GSP beats the man, well, he ain’t the man.
2. Georges St. Pierre UP Something tells us he will be “the man” at around 12:30 AM EST early Sunday morning.
3. Kimbo Slice UP He’s fighting James Thompson on 5/31, just inked a new contract extension with Elite XC and was seen rubbing elbows with boxing greats this weekend while wearing a fedora. Love this man.
4. Hermes Franca DOWN A shot at BJ Penn? Don’t hold your breathe on that one.
5. Pete Sell DOWN Mental Midget? Ummm, who are you again?
6. Fedor vs. Sylvia UP Until we hear an official announcement from one Vadim Finkelstein we won’t believe it.
7. Phil Baroni UP Best. Interviewee. Ever. Now all he has to do is win fights.
8. YAMMA Pit Fighting DOWN No comment. Over/under on how long they will last is set at 3.5 shows.

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MMARated.com’s Cultural & Media Rankings – 04/08/08

Welcome to week one of the MMARated.com’s cultural and media rankings. Each week we’ll weigh in on who’s hot and who’s not in the world of mixed martial arts. Take a look…

MMARATED CULTURAL RANKINGS – 04/08/08

  MOMENTUM THOUGHTS
1. Fedor Emelianenko DOWN One fight in the last twelve months and he’s still the most coveted free agent in the sport. Don’t think he’s worth two million dollars a fight, though.
Update: Sherdog.com reports Fedor will be facing Tim Syliva in July.
2. Cung Le DOWN Just over a week removed from his spectacular victory over Frank Shamrock. He still deserves a little more time to boast.
3. TUF 7 UP Even if all the fights are boring this edition of TUF is looking like it will be the most entertaining yet.
4. Montreal UP The MMA world will be focused on Montreal in eleven days and it’s time for Canada to prove how much they love and respect this sport.
5. Kenny Florian STATUS QUO The man just keeps finishing fights.
6. ShoXC UP Forget the name, if you want to see exciting, up-and-coming fighters this is the show to watch.
7. Wagnney Fabiano UP Is he the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world? Not yet…

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