Sherdog Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Back in the Fold
Dec 30, 2008
Following his brutal motorcycle accident in September 2004, many
fans and pundits were hopeful that then UFC heavyweight champion
Mir could make a full recovery and capitalize on his talent.
However, when Mir finally made his return to the Octagon, a string
of lackluster wins and embarrassing losses relegated him to
also-ran status in a division that appeared to be moving on without
Mir’s brilliant upset seemingly overshadowed the ascent of “The
Ultimate Fighter 2” winner Rashad
Evans, who punched out Forrest
Griffin in UFC 92’s main event to capture the UFC light
However, not all champions have fallen as winter has taken hold.
Bantamweight kingpin and World Extreme Cagefighting titleholder
Torres further cemented his status as the game’s top 135-pound
fighter, as he broke down and smashed out previously undefeated
Tapia on Dec. 3 in the second defense of his belt.