Pound for Pound (P4P)….The term splits fans down the middle, some love doing P4P lists, others see them as ridiculous nonsense.
Ask fans who love them and you will usually hear that UFC Champions Anderson Silva and Georges St Pierre are topping the ranks, but does MMA’s newest golden boy Jon “Bones” Jones deserve to be listed among those elite legendary names. Here is what UFC President Dana White thinks:
“Many people think that Jon Jones should be considered one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, but I wouldn’t make that claim too fast. The 205-pound division is and always has been the most stacked division in MMA. Rampage Jackson has been one of the top five light heavyweights in the world since 2003. A win over Rampage Jackson will definitely put Jon Jones on the right track for becoming the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world.”
Dana White makes a great point, the UFC Light Heavyweight title is a slippery piece of gold. The fact that Tito Ortiz still holds the record for most defences shows just how hard it is to defend that belt regularly. With the eventual addition of the guys at Strikeforce, the target on Jones back gets bigger and bigger, with Shogun, Henderson, Rampage, Evans, Feijao, Mousasi, Machida, Davis, Griffin and King Mo all taking aim !!