Power Rankings: Pound-for-pound

Updated: January 29, 2014, 2:39 PM ET
Wednesday, Jan. 29
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UFC president Dana White says newly crowned bantamweight champion Renan Barao might be the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, should he beat Urijah Faber on Feb. 1. We say . . . easy now. Barao is a supreme talent, but he's not even the best fighter on the UFC 169 card. That distinction goes to featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who could lay serious claim to the No. 1 pound-for-pound title with a future move to 155 pounds. If Aldo cruises past Ricardo Lamas next month, don't be surprised to see him make a run at Jon Jones' unofficial title of "best fighter in the world," by challenging himself in the lightweight division.