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The discontent of Edson Barboza with the UFC keep going.

After requesting his release from the organization in February and demand that all his pay be compensated despite losing Dan Ige in the past UFC Fight Night Jacksonville, the 34-year-old Brazilian has now directed his criticism towards the classification system.

Debuting as Featherweight and climbing the 155-pound ranking of Drew Dober (14) and Beneil Dariush (15), Barboza could not help being surprised to see that his name does not appear anywhere.

“Do you know who makes the UFC ranking? I mean, I’m sure the specialists don’t. They don’t listen to fans or the public. I don’t care, but now I’m sure this ranking is a joke. “

The UFC ranking has been constantly the target of criticism from the MMA community and even a sector of the media.

An example of ranking inconsistency is how Conor McGregor, despite not winning a fight at 155 pounds in more than three years (his TKO over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205) and having a record of 1 – 1 in the division, continues to be ranked number four in the world.

Barboza, who maintains a 1 – 5 streak in his last six presentations over the octagon, was shocked to see Ige climb four places in the Featherweight classification with her split decision victory.

“I was removed from the ranking of the lightweight division. Ige went up four places and I’m not even in the featherweight division ranking in a fight that everyone knows I won. It doesn’t make any sense. @ufc @danawhite ”.