Chael Sonnen surprised at rankings snub 

Former contender for the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Middleweight Championship Chael Sonnen is one big casualty from official UFC rankings. Following the end of UFC 156, the first pay per view of the company in 2013, the UFC released the first ever ranking system for the promotion where the top ten fighters from each weight class are listed according to their performances. And in a post on the popular social networking site Twitter, the man who calls himself the Oregon Gangster seemed extremely surprised after missing out on the rankings in both the Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions.

The American already has started considering himself as one of the top fighters in the Light Heavyweight division in the world, in spite of the fact that he is yet to set foot in the Octagon as a Light Heavyweight in the promotion. And Chael Sonnen vented his frustration on Twitter where he stated that the rankings for the Light Heavyweight division might as well been listed backwards as it would make the same sense without him at the top of the list. The list was formulated by members of the media handpicked by the promotion and were selected as per votes.

Many would say that Sonnen deserves to be within the top five of any rankings in the Middleweight division in the world, but it may be said that he was left out of the rankings because of his recent move to the 205 lbs division.

Many people believe that Chael Sonnen doesn’t even deserve a title shot after his devastating loss to Anderson Silva but it is a fact that the American is a huge draw for the company. Whether this snub spurs him on to do better, only time will tell when he faces Jon Jones in April.