GSP: Frankie Edgar #1 fight P4P
UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre sat down with LA Times’ Lance Pugmire for a wide-ranging discussion that included who he feels are the top pound for pound fighters in MMA.
Lance Pugmire: There’s great buzz now that with a victory over Condit, the UFC will make a fight between you and Anderson Silva. Are you ready for that fight now?
Georges St-Pierre: People want to make money, the most they can on pay-per-view buys. I’m ready for all the top guys, and some of them are in my division, Jon Fitch, Martin Kampmann. They want to fight me too. I cannot split myself in half or in threes. Right now, I’m not ready for any other guy than Carlos Condit. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t think about it.
LP: While you were gone, the landscape has changed. Jon Jones is dominating at light-heavyweight. Anderson convincingly beat Chael Sonnen. If you had to rank the top three fighters in the UFC now in order, who are they?
GSP: No. 1 is Frankie Edgar; he’s the best pound-for-pound fighter we have.
LP: Wait, he’s not even a champion.
GSP: He lost his fight to Benson Henderson only according to the judges. He was much stronger than Henderson.
LP: OK, who else is in the top three?
GSP: Jon Jones is No. 2, Anderson Silva’s No. 3.
LP: You’re out?
GSP: I haven’t fought in a long time. I’m out of it. After Carlos Condit, maybe I’ll be back.