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Wednesday, 08/15/2012, 10:40 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian & Ariel Helwani Debate Best Pound For Pound Fighter

Some of MMA’s most recognizable faces debate who is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.


25 Responses to “VIDEO | Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian & Ariel Helwani Debate Best Pound For Pound Fighter”

  1. Keep Fitch (Forever) says:

    Chael is p4p #1 fighter in the world. He foughts anderson a total of 7 rounds. And he won 5 rounds, he beat anderson 5-2 so Chael won. The only reason Anderson still walking with the belt is because Anderson resorted to cheating he greased, threw an illegal knee, and he pulled shorts.

  2. Xaninho says:

    hey guys who’s ready for my butt?

  3. Mike b says:

    Anderson silva is the greatest fighter that ever lived.

    • Mike b says:

      chuck liddell,Royce,bj penn,and wanderlei silva.anderson is the best pound for pound fighter yes….but these are my top 5 guys,personally….1 Anderson 2 Royce 3 chuck 4 bj 5 wanderlei.

  4. Zack says:

    Best p4p still active is Anderson, Jose Aldo, and Jon jones. Best p4p of all time would be Anderson, bj penn, fedor, and chuck Liddell

  5. DEE says:

    Ariel Hewani is an idiot and so is Chael, but I enjoyed the debate. I want to see Silva vs GSP not GSP and Condit or Silva vs Weidman. Never again will we have two of the best fighters in the UFC with impressive records go up against each other. Anderson Silva has the most title defenses and GSP is right behind him. The fight isn’t just a simple title fight this is for all the marbles. Who will end whose reign, unprecedented record, and pound for pound title.

  6. ya herd says:

    how can u say bj is the best p4p fighter seriously! he has the skills to be best p4p but he cant mix up his skills as good as others. the point of the matter bj has shit cardio and personaly if he knows hes getting owned he backs of and gets blasted ect nick diaz fight, to be p4p u have to have good cardio, name me 1 of the top guys right now that has shit cardio??? U CANT. i do agree with sonnen tho henderson is right up there he dosent get the respect he deserves

  7. Xaninho says:

    Stop using my name stinky butt

  8. Jason says:

    I am a Chael fan. And I think Silva won both fights fair and ckean.

  9. Rob says:

    Her shit face bj fought at heavyweight against machida and it went to a decision. Also ain’t p4p. U got to go up weight class to even be considered p4p

  10. RoufusHOF says:

    Human suffering overcomes greed everytime. If Sonnen were from Brazil, he would still lose because he throws a reverse backfist like an amatuer bitch.

  11. FunkyMonkey says:

    Gracie beat (although not as well-rounded as today’s fighters) guys twice his size. He also fought 3 times in 1 night tourneys. Hands down best of all time.

    • Jay says:

      Their definition says who would win if they fought each other with no weight advantage. I don’t think that royce could be the modern day mma fighters, He is too one dimensional compared to other fighter who have great bjj skills on top of wrestling and striking. Any of today’s champions could beat him. For his time he was a great, but today he would not crack the top 5 or even the top 10.

      • FunkyMonkey says:

        Agreed. It’s a multi-dimensional debate tho with the training facilities today where these guys have trainers for every discipline. Back in Royce’s day it was one style vs another. Hah back in Royce’s day those dudes didn’t even know what sub defense was. Give him today’s gyms and it’d be a whole nother story

  12. Guss says:

    I would through Gracie in the mix too, but the question was…Who us the greatest p4p TODAY. Meaning actively still fighting. IMO, Anderson is the only fighter with his record and accomplishments who has actually fought in more than one weight division and has been successful. ‘Best’ means the #1 guy. There can only be one #1. By definition of p4p, it would be Silva. But, if your talking about top p4p fighters, well, there are several who can fall into that.

    And in regards to Ariel’s comment about Weidmann, you seem to be forgetting about one small but major thing…Silva may have had only one fight before a title shot, but if you look at his record before he came to the UFC, he’s fought the who’s who in MMA (at the time in his division), 9-3 record with 8 finishes. And thats only going as far back as his Pride days. Those 9 wins are the total of Weidman’s entire career, and he still finished more guys. And of Weidman’s career, he’s only fought 2 notable, even top guys. And the Maia fight was a terrible win for him. Weidman still has a lot to prove to be compared to the likes of Silva. Does he deserve a title shot? IMO, if he fights at least 2 more top MW guys (Sonnen, Vitor) and wins, then yes I would say he’s earned it. Not until then.

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