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Monday, 04/29/2013, 11:05 am

Jon Jones: “Anderson Silva is #1 P4P”


MMA fans love to argue about who they think is the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. José Aldo, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are names usually at the top of that debate.

When asked whom he thought was the best fighter in the world at the UFC 159 post fight press conference, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones stated that Anderson Silva was the best fighter in MMA.

Jones was asked directly if he was the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA. He responded with the following:

“No, That would be extremely disrespectful of me to try to disregard what Anderson has done outside of the Octagon and inside of the Octagon.”

“I celebrated my two-year anniversary of being champion this year, and Anderson has been doing it for about six. That’s phenomenal. That’s phenomenal pressure that he’s been able to uphold and continue moving forward with it, so I admire him so much.”

“Yes, I’ve had some great fights, and I’ve had a great career, but Anderson is still an amazing guy. He’s still my idol and I’m not going to disregard what he’s done.”

Does “Bones” know? Or is he really the best P4P fighter in the sport, and just being modest. Or is there a third fighter you think is the best P4P in MMA?

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