Power Rankings: Lightweight

Updated: May 21, 2013, 3:03 PM ET
Tuesday May 21
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Typically, if a UFC champion even wants to discuss a superfight, he has to "clean out his division" first. If that's the case, Benson Henderson, you've got more cleaning to do before talking about Georges St-Pierre. The lightweight division has been the deepest the UFC has to offer for years, and it's only getting better. The newly added Strikeforce lightweights are clearly out for blood. Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, Pat Healy are viable threats to the UFC belt and are in in our Top 10 Rankings. This month's fight between Gray Maynard and TJ Grant features a combined record of 31-6-1, and neither has ever held the belt. Sitting on the fringes of our Top 10 are talents such as Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rafael dos Anjos, Jim Miller, Nate Diaz, Rustam Khabilov and Joe Lauzon. As we said, Ben, there's a lot of cleaning still to do.