Jones: Anderson Silva #1 P4P


Fans argue about whether the best pound for pound fighter in the sport is featherweight champion José Aldo, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, middleweight champion Anderson Silva, or light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. However, Jon Jones says the best fighter in MMA is Anderson Silva, as he detailed at the UFC 159 post-fight press conference.

Jones was asked directly if he was the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA.

“No,” Jones explained.

“That would be extremely disrespectful of me to try to disregard what Anderson has done outside of the Octagon and inside of the Octagon."

“I celebrated my two-year anniversary of being champion this year, and Anderson has been doing it for about six. That’s phenomenal. That’s phenomenal pressure that he’s been able to uphold and continue moving forward with it, so I admire him so much."

“Yes, I’ve had some great fights, and I’ve had a great career, but Anderson is still an amazing guy.  He’s still my idol and I’m not going to disregard what he’s done.”

Is Jones right? Or is he the best P4P fighter in the sport, and modesst to boot. Or is there a third figure you think is the ultimate ultimate fighter?

Or is the whole P4P thing so dumb it shouldn't even be talked about (except of course to say it shouldn't be talked about :-)?

Transcription courtesy of MMAWeekly


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kevsh site profile image  

4/29/13 6:29 PM by kevsh

Another week, another discussion about the P4P best. It was the same answer last week, the week before and the week before that, and before that, and before that.Anderson.

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

4/29/13 4:37 PM by SQUEEZIE

if gsp fought andy and won or even lost a very close split decision i would consider gsp the p4p best.just how i see it...same goes for andy.if he lost a close split decision type fight to bones i would consider him the p4p bestbut not only do i think bones would stop him with in 3...i think chris can beat him as well. im just a stupid 12er tho so just let me 12 and dont stress on me.

Mix6APlix site profile image  

4/29/13 4:30 PM by Mix6APlix

"When Jones pushes 40 and he's still undefeated and finishing guys left and right, then we can compare him to Silva."Because Silva is undefeated and was not on the receiving end of not one, but two of the prettiest submissions in MMA history?

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

4/29/13 4:30 PM by SQUEEZIE

im talking bout p4p rt now.if they would have fought any time with in the last year jbj would have beat him.if they fight after the chris fight jbj will beat imo he is the best p4p fighter can talk about streaks and records and all the other shit you want to.but if they were to fight.jbj would win and that makes him better to me at the moment until andy shows me different.

GarlicSauce site profile image  

4/29/13 4:13 PM by GarlicSauce

Jones has not been tested by time, like Silva. Anderson is almost 40 and he's still crushing the competition, and many times fighting guys bigger than he is. Undefeated in the UFC. When Jones pushes 40 and he's still undefeated and finishing guys left and right, then we can compare him to Silva.

GarlicSauce site profile image  

4/29/13 4:11 PM by GarlicSauce


SQUEEZIE site profile image  

4/29/13 3:31 PM by SQUEEZIE

if there was no doubt about it we wouldnt be having this discussion.because imo jbj puts andy away...yesterday,today or tomar...with in 3.

Mix6APlix site profile image  

4/29/13 3:20 PM by Mix6APlix

LOL @ any of you reading this as a 'humble statement'. All it is, is brilliant future self marketing. Jones can go around say how he isn't as good as Anderson, and how great Anderson is (the latter of which is truth), but in the end he is just putting Anderson on a higher horse so that he looks that much better when he smashes Anderson. JMO.

eljamaiquino site profile image  

4/29/13 2:54 PM by eljamaiquino

Gsp lost his belt while Silva was champ. There have been 2 Ww champs and 2 interim Ww champs during Silva's reign. He's still champ. Most title defenses, most title finishes, most consecutive wins. You're dreaming if you think GSP is above Silva at this point.

Entreri site profile image  

4/29/13 2:39 PM by Entreri

GOAT candidate list so far:Silva, GSP, Jones and Fedor. While GSP has faced the toughest competition (WW being the most stacked division), his inability to finish his opponents drops him at least 1 place.