1. Georges St. Pierre (20-2)
GSP is the most well-rounded fighter in MMA. There is nothing left for him to prove and at 170 lbs, he is the best welterweight ever, enjoy it.
2. Jon Fitch (22-3, 1 NC)
Fitch is just a winner, he is a would be favored to beat anyone on this list, expect ol' number one.
3. Thiago Alves (16-6)
Sidelined by a brain abnormality, Alves is healthy again and cleared to start training, look for him to return to action in a few months.
4. Dan Hardy (23-7, 1 NC)
Showed amazing guts against GSP and sub par wrestling. Hardy is the most technical striker in the welterweight division and with the addition of some defensive wrestling he could be a beast.
5. Paulo Thiago (13-1)
Paulo must have shot Joe Silva's dog, because he has had one of the roughest four fight runs through the UFC of anyone, including champions. His run of tough match ups continues at UFC 115 with Martin Kampmann.
6. Josh Koscheck (14-4)
While 'Kos' has improved by leaps and bounds since his TUF 1 days he has yet to get a title shot, and Kos looks to earn that shot on May 8th by beating Paul Daley.
7. Nick Diaz (21-7, 1 ND)
Diaz used his "punches in bunches" to capture the Strikeforce Welterweight crown and defeat DREAM welterweight champ Marius Zaromskis. Nick has developed his striking to a very high level and is always dangerous on the ground, but we haven't seen him against a dominate wrestler since his departure from the UFC four years ago.
8. Paul Daley (23-8-2)
A powerful British puncher, not overly technical but can take your head off with a single blow. His total lack of a ground game will likely keep him from ever being a Top five guy.
9. Martin Kampmann (16-3)
His back in the saddle match was pushed back due to a cut and now he will faced the very tough Paulo Thiago at UFC 115.
10. Carlos Condit (24-5)
Young, talented and experience, look out for this kid moving forward.
Honorable Mentions: Mike Swick, Jay Hieron, Marius Zaromskis
by Tom Grant