Dana WhiteAfter seeing third-party fighter rankings that are far from ideal, UFC President Dana White says the organization will “probably” now create its own official rankings for each weight class.

White confirmed the plans in a special fan Q&A that was organized by our friend Mark Gilbert at The Sun.

The concept of rankings has long been discussed, and many media outlets create rankings for each weight class that include fighters from every major MMA organization. However, many fans have clamored for UFC-sponsored rankings, specifically so they know which fighters are in line for title shots.

“I said we’d never do that because I figured people would say our rankings are biased,” White told The Sun. “But, when you look around at some of these other rankings that are out there, I think we probably will do our own after all.”

The problem, of course, is that fighters compete so infrequently — on average just three our four times per year — that it’s difficult to assign worth to each fight. Plus, you have factors such as fighters moving weight classes, missing extended periods of time with injuries, the quality of competition, competition outside the UFC, and many other considerations.

That’s why there probably won’t be any quick decisions.

“I have no idea when we will get to that, though,” White said. “I wouldn’t look for any rankings anytime real soon.”

For the full Q&A, head over to The Sun‘s website.

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