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rearnakedchoke
05-05-2011, 08:37 PM
Pretty solid list .. I'd have to agree with it ..

http://www.sherdog.com/news/rankings/Sherdogcoms-Pound-for-Pound-Top-10-32078

1. Georges St. Pierre (22-2)
St. Pierre’s latest UFC title defense didn’t help his reputation as a non-finisher, but did prove once again that the 29-year-old French Canadian can muster a win against virtually any of the world’s top welterweights. Tasked with dispatching durable grappler Jake Shields, St. Pierre took the expected route on April 30, keeping the fight standing and picking apart his challenger on the feet with jabs, spinning back fists and a particularly damaging head kick. Shields did break up the champ’s impressive streak of 30 consecutive rounds won, but St. Pierre emerged with his ninth straight win and sixth title defense. With the rumored Anderon Silva mega-fight looking less and less likely, all eyes have turned toward a potential title unification bout between St. Pierre and his Strikeforce counterpart, Shield’s teammate, Nick Diaz.

2. Anderson Silva (28-4)
With one front kick on Feb. 5, Silva stifled all talk of his diminished dominance over the middleweight division. Following a Hail Mary fifth-round submission of Chael Sonnen last August, the “Spider” sought to make a statement against challenger Vitor Belfort, and make a statement he did. Silva’s elegant, seemingly effortless first-round knockout of his countryman at UFC 126 was a throwback to the violence of his earliest Octagon appearances, the sort of thing fans knew him for prior to controversial outings against the likes of Thales Leites and Demian Maia. Silva will attempt to wipe the most recent defeat from his record before a partisan crowd on Aug. 27, when he meets Yushin Okami in Rio de Janeiro.

3. Jose Aldo (19-1)
If the Brazilian phenom looked less than phenomenal on April 30, it could be excused. Returning from a seven-month hiatus due to injury -- his longest layoff since entering the Zuffa ranks in 2008 -- Aldo made his UFC debut whilst defending his brand new featherweight title against hard-nosed contender Mark Hominick. Despite fading late and enduring a fifth-round scare, Aldo showed flashes of the brilliant violence that was his WEC trademark, using great head movement and crisp kickboxing to badly disfigure his hometown opponent’s face. Post-fight, UFC boss Dana White made it known that the UFC is expecting Aldo’s next title defense to come in August against unbeaten wrestler Chad Mendes.

4. Frankie Edgar (13-1-1)
After twice upsetting the man considered by some to be the sport’s greatest lightweight, Edgar looked to erase the only blemish on his record in a Jan. 1 rematch with Gray Maynard. For five minutes, it appeared that Edgar would have a second mark chalked up in his loss column, as the “Bully” dealt out a throttling which nearly saw the champ finished on multiple occasions. In a show of heroic mettle, Edgar valiantly battled back over the next four rounds to salvage a draw and set up a rubber match between the pair, set for UFC 130 on May 28 in Las Vegas.

5. Jon Fitch (23-3-1, 1 NC)
While Fitch didn’t lose against B.J. Penn on Feb. 27, he also failed to do something which he had done in 13 of his 14 previous UFC outings -- win. It was not for lack of trying, as the onetime welterweight title challenger threw all he had at former two-division champ Penn, but a bruising final frame from Fitch was not enough to avoid a split draw. The former Purdue Boilermaker was slated for another dance with “The Prodigy” in July, but Fitch was forced out in late March with a shoulder injury which will require surgery.

6. Jon Jones (13-1)
The UFC’s newest superstar joined the ranks of the elite in March with his stunning performance against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Jones mauled the former Pride star the way none had before, snatching the Rua’s 205-pound title with ease and becoming the company’s youngest ever champion in the process. Immediately afterward, the dynamic 23-year-old was swept up in the drama of having to defend his belt against a teammate. But “Bones” won’t be fighting Rashad Evans, or anyone else, anytime soon: weeks after earning his gold, Jones revealed that he will undergo surgery on an injured right hand and will likely be sidelined until late 2011.

7. Jake Shields (26-5-1)
Six years, four months, two weeks and two days. That’s how long Jake Shields went between losses. After dropping his Shooto world 167-pound belt to Akira Kikuchi in 2004, the Cesar Gracie protégé ran off 15 consecutive wins, defeating such regarded opponents as Dan Henderson and Carlos Condit while earning multiple titles. That streak ended on April 30, when Shields ran into current welterweight king and top-ranked pound-for-pounder Georges St. Pierre. The 32-year-old went toe-to-toe with GSP for 25 minutes, but could not find a single takedown with which to apply his grappling skills. Shields came out on the losing end of a unanimous decision and has been relegated back to the contenders’ pool for the time being.

8. Gilbert Melendez (19-2)
Just when he seemed to be in for the toughest test of his reign as Strikeforce lightweight champ, Melendez went and made it look easy. “El Nino” was scheduled for a five-round tilt with Dream import Tatsuya Kawajiri on April 9, but needed little more than three minutes to victimize the Japanese star with vicious ground-and-pound elbows. Now, Melendez is back to where he was before: being one of the world’s most talented 155-pounders in a promotion where few, if any, challenges remain.

9. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (19-5)
Returning from nearly a year-long layoff due to surgery on his seemingly ever-injured knee, Rua did not have much to offer young challenger Jon Jones in their March 19 title bout at UFC 128. The third-round stoppage was the first true knockout of the Brazilian’s career, and perhaps the first fight when Rua never looked competitive. The “Shogun” will have a chance to both reclaim his past glory and avenge a stinging loss when he rematches fellow ex-champ Forrest Griffin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 27.

10. Rashad Evans (15-1-1)
After becoming the UFC’s No. 1 light heavyweight contender with a May 2010 win over rival Quinton Jackson, Evans opted to wait out then-champ Mauricio Rua’s knee surgery. Nearly one year later, just weeks out from their title clash, Evans suffered a knee injury of his own. In stepped training partner Jon Jones, who took Rua’s belt with ease and set up a clash of the Greg Jackson teammates. Now, with Jones sidelined due to hand surgery, that matchup has been postponed. After more than 14 months away from the Octagon, “Suga” will have much to prove against unbeaten prospect Phil Davis in Philadelphia on Aug. 6.

Miss Foxy
05-05-2011, 08:50 PM
Someone please remove Fitch and Evans!! Oh dear lord please!!!! :laugh:

Neezar
05-05-2011, 09:25 PM
Someone please remove Fitch and Evans!! Oh dear lord please!!!! :laugh:

:laugh:

TexasRN
05-05-2011, 10:22 PM
I would definitely move Jones up before Fitch.


~Amy

Miss Foxy
05-05-2011, 10:26 PM
Poor Fitch. I am such a back-stabber for Bj. lol. I used to root for Fitch true he is boring, but he's a quiet person don't say much so I liked him... Now I discredit him! :ashamed::unsure:

logrus
05-06-2011, 02:23 AM
They are still throwing A.S under the bus for the lackluster attempts by the #1 contenders, Even though hes finished 2 fights in the first round and pulled off the hail mary to end all hail marys during and after those fights.

Meanwhile Gsp with his 4th straight boring decision victory including the last one which he could of oddly been scored against and lost.

Liddellfan
05-06-2011, 03:12 AM
I would definitely move Jones up before Fitch.


~Amy

Agreed. Jones should be close to the top. I think BJ Penn should be on this list also.

flo
05-06-2011, 05:53 AM
Agreed. Jones should be close to the top. I think BJ Penn should be on this list also.

Yes, BJ should be there. Also the fighter who is 45-8.

I'd add those 2 and drop Fitch, Shields and Evans.

:happydancing:

rearnakedchoke
05-06-2011, 11:13 AM
They are still throwing A.S under the bus for the lackluster attempts by the #1 contenders, Even though hes finished 2 fights in the first round and pulled off the hail mary to end all hail marys during and after those fights.

Meanwhile Gsp with his 4th straight boring decision victory including the last one which he could of oddly been scored against and lost.

true ... but gsp is fighting guys on this list and beating them, so his competition is way better ... if you did a top say 50 pound for pound list, you'll find many more guys on gsp's list than any other fighter ... i think that is what is giving him the number one spot ... imo either gsp or as could be number one ... that is why they have to fight ...

Neezar
05-06-2011, 11:15 AM
true ... but gsp is fighting guys on this list and beating them, so his competition is way better ... if you did a top say 50 pound for pound list, you'll find many more guys on gsp's list than any other fighter ... i think that is what is giving him the number one spot ... imo either gsp or as could be number one ... that is why they have to fight ...

But with their styles, do you think they would fight each other? I don't mean take the fight but actually engage in fighting. lol. Would it only serve to break our hearts?

rearnakedchoke
05-06-2011, 01:59 PM
But with their styles, do you think they would fight each other? I don't mean take the fight but actually engage in fighting. lol. Would it only serve to break our hearts?

i think so ... gsp doesn't like standing with strikers, so he'd look for the takedown and try and exploit anderson's take down defense .. anderson would look to keep the fight standing, or if taken down, use his ground game to look for a sub or size advantage to sweep gsp or keep on just getting up .. i think both guys have good cardio, so gsp wouldn't be able to tire anderson out ... i'd give the advantage to anderson, as he has more ways to win, but any trouble we have seen him in was against guys with good takedowns .. would be a fight for sure ..

VCURamFan
05-06-2011, 04:05 PM
i think so ... gsp doesn't like standing with strikers, so he'd look for the takedown and try and exploit anderson's take down defense .. anderson would look to keep the fight standing, or if taken down, use his ground game to look for a sub or size advantage to sweep gsp or keep on just getting up .. i think both guys have good cardio, so gsp wouldn't be able to tire anderson out ... i'd give the advantage to anderson, as he has more ways to win, but any trouble we have seen him in was against guys with good takedowns .. would be a fight for sure ..
How hysterical would it be if Anderson was able to sub out GSP with 30sec left on the clock like he did to Chael? :laugh:

Miss Foxy
05-06-2011, 04:35 PM
Agreed. Jones should be close to the top. I think BJ Penn should be on this list also.

Me too... Definitely Evans and Fitch need to get off.

logrus
05-06-2011, 04:59 PM
true ... but gsp is fighting guys on this list and beating them, so his competition is way better ... if you did a top say 50 pound for pound list, you'll find many more guys on gsp's list than any other fighter ... i think that is what is giving him the number one spot ... imo either gsp or as could be number one ... that is why they have to fight ...

True, but Silva is now at 14 straight wins with 13 of those being title defenses, only 2 that went to a decision, beat a handful of former champions and every few fights decides to move up in weight.

Anyways I think what Silvas managed to do is far more impressive then what Gsp has gone out to do.

rearnakedchoke
05-06-2011, 05:08 PM
Me too... Definitely Evans and Fitch need to get off.

evans and fitch have only lost recently to some of the best fighters .. they deserve to be on the list ... well, fitch for sure ... BJ is not quite top 10 ... 1 win in 4 fights isn't that impressive .. i think if BJ beats Fitch, he'd be on the list for sure .. but who knows what happens next

Miss Foxy
05-06-2011, 05:10 PM
evans and fitch have only lost recently to some of the best fighters .. they deserve to be on the list ... well, fitch for sure ... BJ is not quite top 10 ... 1 win in 4 fights isn't that impressive .. i think if BJ beats Fitch, he'd be on the list for sure .. but who knows what happens next

Lmao...

logrus
05-06-2011, 06:51 PM
evans and fitch have only lost recently to some of the best fighters .. they deserve to be on the list ... well, fitch for sure ... BJ is not quite top 10 ... 1 win in 4 fights isn't that impressive .. i think if BJ beats Fitch, he'd be on the list for sure .. but who knows what happens next

Evans at least has beaten former champs or champs at the time. Finch just hugs his way to wins, Finch buh bye, Evans can stay at the bottom lol.