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Dana White Has Anderson Silva, Frankie Edgar & Jose Aldo In His Top 3 P4P, Do You?

“Are you (expletive) nuts? POTENTIAL FUTURE pound for pound king. Anderson Silva hasn’t lost since 2006! He’s never lost in the UFC!… Yeah, (he got beat up by Chael Sonnen, but) He (expletive) WON! AND he’s 35 years old. You media geeks need to learn the fight biz… Listen moron, I’m at dinner right now (hours after WEC 51). But you’re really pissing me off. Anderson Silva is a pain in my ass. This isn’t Chuck Liddell, we aren’t best friends. But you can’t deny what the man has done. He (Silva) HASNT LOST in the UFC! The guy has not only cleared out his division, he’s gone up to 205 (from 185) and beaten a guy like Forrest Griffin (former 205 champ), who beat Rampage Jackson AND (current champ) Shogun Rua. And Frankie Edgar is right there too. I might actually put him at No. 2. This guy is for real. He beat BJ Penn twice, and kicked his ass in their last fight. I love and respect Manny Gamburyan, but he’s no BJ Penn. And the only thing keeping GSP (170 pound champ Georges St. Pierre) out of the top 3 is (a KO loss) to Matt Serra.”

—Dana White responding to Carmichael Dave claiming Jose Aldo is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world

Top 3 pound-for-pound fighters in the world according to Dana White:

  1. Anderson Silva
  2. Frankie Edgar
  3. Jose Aldo

I’m not a fan of pound-for-pound rankings. What is the exact criteria for ranking P4P anyhow? Bet you’d get 10 different answers from 10 different people to that question. But, if I had to list my top 3, it would be:

  1. GSP
  2. Anderson Silva
  3. Jose Aldo

To me, it’s hard putting Silva over GSP when GSP has been so dominant, and Anderson, well he just got dominated. Silva did however win, so I can’t justify putting Aldo over him who has only had two successful title defenses to Silva’s eight.

What’s yours?

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