Jones: Anderson Silva #1 P4P

Monday, April 29, 2013

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