Gastelum Chimes In With Rogan — ‘UFC’s Rankings Are Pointless’

After pulling off an impressive victory against Vitor Belfort at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 106, Kelvin Gastelum called out Anderson Silva.

When asked why, Gastelum chimed in on the upcoming title fight between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.

Gastelum seems to be leaning towards the opinion of UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who recently questioned the point of the UFC ranking system because of the St-Pierre vs. Bisping match-up.

In the post fight press conference, Gastelum explained why he wants to fight Silva.

He said, “He’s a big name. He’s another legend, and he’s ranked above me, and I want to keep moving up the rankings. And I want the fight that will eventually lead me to a title shot.”

Getting into the details of why he finds the recent rise of big money fights to be unorthodox, Gastelum explained

“What’s the point of having contenders? What’s the point of having rankings if we’re not going to follow the rankings, or we’re not going to the number 1 contenders? It just doesn’t make any sense. Now everybody wants those big money fights, and it just doesn’t make any sense to have any rankings if we’re going to keep doing that stuff.”