MMA Power Rankings
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Dana White didn't mince his words after UFC 136 -- in his mind, the best No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter going is Frankie Edgar. And after Edgar's performance against previously unbeaten Gray Maynard, it's hard to argue. Especially when you get into the literal definition of the distinction -- as a smaller 155er who'd be much better oriented as a featherweight, he is pound-for-pound one of the game's best. Nobody gets the most out of his frame than Edgar.
Maybe he would be the best, if it weren't for Anderson Silva, who has never lost in the UFC. For all that he has accomplished in the sport, Silva will be the No. 1 P4P fighter going until somebody comes along to knock him off the perch. Could that man be Sonnen? Sonnen certainly thinks so. And he doesn't mind telling you about it.
The newcomer this week is Nick Diaz, who battered B.J. Penn at UFC 137, getting stronger as the fight went on. His superlative boxing was second only to his stamina, as he wore Penn down and did what very few have done before -- left his face a mess and sent him to the hospital. The abuse Penn withstood was telling, but the man dishing it was the story. Now there's one last hurdle in the form of Georges St. Pierre, who is No. 2 in the pound-for-pound rankings. The Stockton Slap takes aim at the long-standing welterweight champion, who is none too pleased with Diaz's attitude.See how they were ranked here.