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UFC Quick Quote: Frankie Edgar is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world

Despite two consecutive losses, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre says former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar is still the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet. Click here to find out why.

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"There’s many guys who have skills that are better than mine in different departments but mixed martial arts, that’s the beauty of it, you need to be well-rounded. In terms of pound-for-pound, the best pound-for-pound, I believe it’s Frankie Edgar. That’s what I believe. I truly believe he’s the best pound-for-pound. He was fighting in a weight class above his and he was the world champion. Even though he lost his two last fights, I believe the judges made a mistake. I gave him these two fights. That’s my personal opinion."

Don't take my word for it. That's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre (via Sports Radio Interviews), who defends his 170-pound title this Saturday night (Nov. 17, 2012) at the UFC 154 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Montreal, talking about the all-around skill set of former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar, who dropped out of the 155-pound title race after consecutive losses to new division kingpin Ben Henderson. If "Rush" is correct, "The Answer" will finally fight in the weight class where he belongs when he takes on Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 156 on Feb. 2, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. But can the New Jersey native live up to the expectations of his number one fan and capture the featherweight crown? Or have the dishonorable distinction of being a two-time loser? Opinions, please.