Rankings are senseless, egotistical and elitist. What does the term ‘pound-for-pound’ even mean? I’ve been told that it’s the potential for a fighter to take on any other fighter in any other division regardless of weight. Even that explanation is just as silly as the notion of journalists dictating who is ‘better’ at MMA, a sport they’ve never attempted. We all know who the absolute best fighter is, and that person has ovaries.
Megumi Fujii has the longest winning streak in the history of MMA and in her current 22-0 record, only three of those victories have gone to a decision. Now that we know who the undisputed greatest is, every other ranking preceding Mega Megu is arbitrary.
In an interview with CSN California, Dana White gives his list of the top three pound-for-pound fighters in MMA and surprise, Georges St. Pierre is not included.
“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.”
MiddleEasy will never have a rankings list, but we will have a list that will undoubtedly make all of you want to punch your neighbor in the face and run away in sheer excitement. Look for it soon — and be sure to give your neighbor a fair warning. [Source]