Power Rankings: Pound-for-pound

Updated: July 9, 2014, 6:57 AM ET
Wednesday, July 9
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Are you ready to believe in Chris Weidman yet? Hopefully, most of you already did. Yes, back-to-back fights against Anderson Silva ended in sort of ... unusual ... ways. But the fact Weidman was winning both Silva fights before the weird finishes should have told us all something: The guy is really, really good. That much is beyond any shred of doubt following a second title defense against another world-class talent in Lyoto Machida. Whether people believe in him or not, Weidman just keeps winning fights and it doesn't look like he'll stop any time soon.