TyGriffinator Posted January 31, 2010 Report Share Posted January 31, 2010 I just want to ask who everyone thinks is the best pound for pound fighter in the ufc right now is. Here is my top 3, and my reasons why: 1. BJ Penn- He is the easily the best lightweight in the world, losing only once early in his career at LW and he later avenged his loss. He has fought many champions at several weight classes, including Matt Hughes, GSP, and Lyoto Machida at HW. While he has lost most of his fights above LW, every time he lost it was because he was significantly smaller, and usually because he gassed due to poor conditioning. He even took Machida, who fought at 220 lbs, to a close decision. But since those losses, he has done an incredible job at his conditioning, and displayed dominance over Kenny Florian and the much larger Diego Sanchez. BJ has cleaned out his division and solidified his spot at #1. 2. Georges St. Pierre- A very close second, GSP is by far the best welterweight in the world. He has lost only twice and he has avenged those losses with authority (twice on Hughes), and continually fights the top challengers. He is perhaps the most well-rounded and athletic fighter in the world, and has destroyed many tough fighters, including Jon Fitch, Matt Hughes twice, BJ Penn twice, and most recently Thiago Alves, who is much larger than GSP. He has nearly cleaned out his division and if he moves up to MW, he could easily capture the #1 p4p spot. 3. Anderson Silva- One of the best fighters of all time, he has cleaned out his division with ease. He is on a record 10 ufc fight win streak, beating top-quality fighters such as Nate Marquardt, Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin twice, and Forrest Griffin. While many believe he is the p4p best, I believe he can only be the best if he wins the LHW title, since he was a very big MW: his natural weight class is 205, as he weighs 220 lbs.If he can beat the top 205ers, he will be the p4p best. Please vote and tell why you picked that fighter Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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