- Jul 20, 2016
Shane Burgos was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision on Saturday’s UFC fight card. Burgos, who entered his matchup against Josh Emmett as the No. 10 in the official UFC featherweight rankings, plummeted to No. 15 after his loss even though the fight will probably be in the running for the fight of the year for 2020. Emmett, who won the scrap on a severely injured leg, stayed in the No. 8 spot in the rankings.
So, why did Burgos nosedive in the rankings following his defeat, while other ranked fighters slid — at most — a single spot?
The answer to that question might be found in a document that Eric Kowal from MyMMANews.com tweeted on Tuesday morning. The file, with the heading “UFC on ESPN 11 Rankings Brief” notes the following “Downside” under Shane Burgos’ name....