Time for the results from our latest attempt to delve into the hearts and minds of Fightin' Words readers. Of course, the usual caveat: these results are about as scientific as the flamenco dancer figurine on my desk that was shipped in from Spain but a colleague on vacation.
Who is the best MMA fighter not in the UFC?
33% - Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce)
18% - Fedor Emelianenko (M-1)
11% - Hector Lombard (Bellator)
11% - Nate Marquardt (Strikeforce)
9% - Eddie Alvarez (Bellator)
7% - Someone else
5% - Josh Barnett (Strikeforce)
5% - Mike Chandler (Bellator)
0% - Shinya Aoki (Dream)
The next question is in the right rail.
(App users can go vote at newsday.com/mmapoll)