FanPost

The Pound for Pound Dead Horse

564596_359472284163896_1295351726_n_medium

Yes Maniacs it's that time of the month. No, I'm not talking about Luke Thomas showing his cumglazed beard around these parts.

Lukethomas_medium

I'm talking about the endless "p4p" debate.

If someone were to ask me, "Dr. Plainview. His Holiness of MMA. What does your Pound for Pound list look like?", I would list it as follows:

  1. Anderson Silva
  2. Jon Jones
  3. Cain Velasquez
  4. Jose Aldo
  5. Georges St. Pierre
  6. Renan Barao
  7. Benson Henderson
  8. Daniel Cormier
  9. Lyoto Machida
  10. Junior dos Santos

"But Mr. Plainview, how can you not have Dominick Cruz or Mighty Mouse on your list? They are both UFC champions."
Because fuck you, that's why. Do you honestly think that if they fought any champion besides themselves, that they would even survive? Of course not. Neither one of them have any great skill besides "footwork".

Anyway, back to the point...What does P4P mean? Does it mean that if all of these fighters were the same size, they would be matched skill for skill and would beat the person(s) they are above? If so, does that mean that things like height and reach are no longer a factor? If that is the case, then Jon Jones wouldn't even be in the top 7. However, you cannot take away his height and reach because they are just as an important part of his skill set as his speed or strength. However, Imagine a 6'4, 210 pound Jose Aldo. His skills would far surpass Jon's if they were the same size.

75670_286220601489065_1781219332_n_medium

In conclusion, what do you, as the thoughtful, important, genius maniacs that you are, believe constitutes a P4P list, and who do you have in your Top 10?
Also, feel free to tell me to go fuck myself.

481194_234574583320334_28208887_n_medium

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker