The pound-for-pound debate is never ending. Experts, fans, and fighters themselves will all have their opinion on who the best pound-for-pound fighter is or was. That one “best” individual all comes down to one’s point of view and there will always be an argument coming in hot for the debate.
In the recent UFC 194 post-fight press conference, Conor McGregor was asked by a media member if he feels that he is the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and he said that he is. McGregor said that he as a whole package, no one can do it better than him. The UFC currently has McGregor as number three.
Coiming in at number two, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn’t mind being second when compared to the number one ranked fighter. Although Jones has yet to fight since being suspended and reinstated by the UFC, Jones never lost his title at the hands of another fighter. Many still regard him as one of the greatest, and Jones will look to prove his fans right upon returning to the Octagon.
Until then, Jones is enjoying watching the number one UFC ranked pound-for-pound fighter Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson do his thing in the Octagon.
Jones replied to a tweet from a fan asking how he feels being second to Might Mouse with the following:
It's all just opinion, I don't mind being second to him. He does amazing things in that cage https://t.co/IbWEB7Ddf6
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 15, 2015
Here are the latest UFC rankings in the pound-for-pound run:
1. Demetrious Johnson
2. Jon Jones
3. Conor McGregor
4. TJ Dillashaw
5. Fabricio Werdum
6. Robbie Lawler
6. Jose Aldo
8. Daniel Cormier
9. Luke Rockhold
10. Rafael dos Anjos
11. Chris Weidman
12. Cain Velasquez
13. Ronda Rousey
14. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
15. Holly Holm
What is your opinion on who ranks as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world? Share your ranks with us in the comments!