UFC Quick Quote: Renan Barao is probably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

With Anderson Silva on a two-fight losing skid and Georges St-Pierre on indefinite hiatus, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White informed media who he believes will be world's best fighter in 2014 following his Super Bowl weekend fight card.

"If Barao goes out and stops Faber, he's probably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world."

-- According to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, UFC 169's main event featuring Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber 2 could, in fact, end up cementing Barao as the best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in the world. White expressed his opinion to FOX Sports following Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 35 event (results here) and quite frankly, who can argue with him? The new undisputed bantamweight champion hasn’t been defeated since 2005, which just so happened to be the first time the Brazilian ever fought professionally. He will be tested again on Feb. 1, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, when a streaking Urijah Faber gets another shot at dethroning the 26-year-old phenom at UFC 169. When the latest "official" UFC rankings were released with the conclusion of UFC 168, Barao sat at number six on the pound-for-pound list. Where will his name be on February 2?

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