Debate Continues Over Frankie Edgar's Place in Pound-For-Pound Rankings

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FastKnockout
10/14/11 2:51:36PM
Frankie Edgar's stunning and brilliant UFC 136 victory over Gray Maynard cemented Edgar's on any sensible fan's pound-for-pound rankins. It's simply a matter of where on your rankings you have him.

Pound-for-pound rankings are extremely subjective and the fact that everyone seems to have their own ideas about what they actually mean makes for a lot of debate. But debate is fun and a good way to spend a Friday afternoon.

With that in mind, Yahoo! Sports has released their newest P4P rankings and, despite Dana White's assertion that Edgar should now be #2, he sits at number four.

Dave Doyle talks about the ranking at Yahoo!:

White went on to argue, with some merit, that Edgar is small by the current standards of the lightweight division and that if you're looking at the phrase "pound-for-pound" in a strict sense, then Edgar's size has to be taken into account.

But the UFC boss' words didn't make an impression with voters in the Yahoo! Sports poll, as for the third straight month, Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre were unanimous choices at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Edgar, for his part, moved up one spot to No. 4 after his win.

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bojangalz
10/14/11 3:57:17PM
Sorry... I think "Pound-for Pound" rankings are a tad ridiculous by nature. There simply ins't any way to quantify one fighter against another in some make-believe world where they all way the same and can fight each other.

I understand the novelty in sparking debate and the conversation that can from from it. But the context and nature of debating P4P just seems silly to me.

Frankie Edgar is a fantastic fighter and great champion. I think we can probably leave it at that.
emfleek
10/14/11 3:59:43PM

Posted by bojangalz

Sorry... I think "Pound-for Pound" rankings are a tad ridiculous by nature. There simply ins't any way to quantify one fighter against another in some make-believe world where they all way the same and can fight each other.

I understand the novelty in sparking debate and the conversation that can from from it. But the context and nature of debating P4P just seems silly to me.

Frankie Edgar is a fantastic fighter and great champion. I think we can probably leave it at that.



prophecy033
10/14/11 4:31:57PM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by bojangalz

Sorry... I think "Pound-for Pound" rankings are a tad ridiculous by nature. There simply ins't any way to quantify one fighter against another in some make-believe world where they all way the same and can fight each other.

I understand the novelty in sparking debate and the conversation that can from from it. But the context and nature of debating P4P just seems silly to me.

Frankie Edgar is a fantastic fighter and great champion. I think we can probably leave it at that.




Agreed, well put bojangalz
warglory
10/14/11 5:16:52PM

Posted by bojangalz

Sorry... I think "Pound-for Pound" rankings are a tad ridiculous by nature. There simply ins't any way to quantify one fighter against another in some make-believe world where they all way the same and can fight each other.

I understand the novelty in sparking debate and the conversation that can from from it. But the context and nature of debating P4P just seems silly to me.

Frankie Edgar is a fantastic fighter and great champion. I think we can probably leave it at that.



While I generally agree with you, I think the whole concept of p4p is to allow fans to be inclusive in the sport of MMA, because that's what this is, it's a sport dependent on the entertainment of it's fans. It's like comic book fans debating if Captain America or Batman is more bad ass, you know? It's purely for fun, and those who take credence in this whole process as being legitimate, they are taking this whole thing way too seriously in my opinion.
bojangalz
10/14/11 6:32:24PM

Posted by warglory

and those who take credence in this whole process as being legitimate, they are taking this whole thing way too seriously in my opinion.



Unfortunately... That's just about everyone shares their opinion when it comes to this sort of thing.

ghandikush
10/14/11 6:48:33PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Frankie Edgar's stunning and brilliant UFC 136 victory over Gray Maynard cemented Edgar's on any sensible fan's pound-for-pound rankins. It's simply a matter of where on your rankings you have him.

Pound-for-pound rankings are extremely subjective and the fact that everyone seems to have their own ideas about what they actually mean makes for a lot of debate. But debate is fun and a good way to spend a Friday afternoon.

With that in mind, Yahoo! Sports has released their newest P4P rankings and, despite Dana White's assertion that Edgar should now be #2, he sits at number four.

Dave Doyle talks about the ranking at Yahoo!:

White went on to argue, with some merit, that Edgar is small by the current standards of the lightweight division and that if you're looking at the phrase "pound-for-pound" in a strict sense, then Edgar's size has to be taken into account.

But the UFC boss' words didn't make an impression with voters in the Yahoo! Sports poll, as for the third straight month, Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre were unanimous choices at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Edgar, for his part, moved up one spot to No. 4 after his win.

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BJ penn put him at ten but then he almost loses two fights, he needs to actually dominate a challenger I think..... No way he is above Anderson, GSP, Aldo, Valasquez, Cruz, or Melendez.... He beat BJ but I think BJ ranks higher at this point as well.

This is coming from a hardcore Frankie fan since his first fights in the UFC.
Kpro
10/14/11 6:58:05PM
I'd say:

1: Bojangalz
2: Anderson Silva
3: Kpro
4: Frankie Edgar
5: ncordless
6: GSP
7: Emfleek
8: cowcatcher
9: Bones Jones
10: grappler0000
11: Pookie
12: Cain Velasquez
13: Jose Aldo
14: telnights
15: pmoney
16: Dominick Cruz
17: Scoozna
18: Junior Dos Santos
19: Svartorm
20: Gartface
21: Hippysmacker
22: Keith Florian
23: Joe Son
24: DCRage
25: kopower
26: jiujitsufreak74
27: Ryoto Machida
28: Twenty20Dollars
29: Chris Reben
30: Budgellism
31: jjeans
32: Cecil Peoples
33: Rabi
34: Poor_Franklin
35: Elvis Sinosic
36: FastKnockout
37: SmileR
38: Tom Brady
39: BlueSkiesBurn
40: KungFuMaster
41: Maurice Smith
42: Prophecy033
43: Chael_Sonnen
44: Chael Sonnen
45: Aether
46: Drudinh
47: Danny Bonaduce
48: Deadhead988
49: FlashyG
50: Tony Romo

That's just a rough draft, but I think it's close to accurate.
jjeans
10/14/11 7:03:49PM

Posted by Kpro

I'd say:

1: Bojangalz
2: Anderson Silva
3: Kpro
4: Frankie Edgar
5: ncordless
6: GSP
7: Emfleek
8: cowcatcher
9: Bones Jones
10: grappler0000
11: Pookie
12: Cain Velasquez
13: Jose Aldo
14: telnights
15: pmoney
16: Dominick Cruz
17: Scoozna
18: Junior Dos Santos
19: Svartorm
20: Gartface
21: Hippysmacker
22: Keith Florian
23: Joe Son
24: DCRage
25: kopower
26: jiujitsufreak74
27: Ryoto Machida
28: Twenty20Dollars
29: Chris Reben
30: Budgellism
31: jjeans
32: Cecil Peoples
33: Rabi
34: Poor_Franklin
35: Elvis Sinosic
36: FastKnockout
37: SmileR
38: Tom Brady
39: BlueSkiesBurn
40: KungFuMaster
41: Maurice Smith
42: Prophecy033
43: Chael_Sonnen
44: Chael Sonnen
45: Aether
46: Drudinh
47: Danny Bonaduce
48: Deadhead988
49: FlashyG
50: Tony Romo

That's just a rough draft, but I think it's close to accurate.



Thats pretty accurate but I think if Cecil wanted to step up a weight class and take on Rabi, he'd have fits
bojangalz
10/14/11 8:32:44PM

Posted by Kpro

I'd say:

1: Bojangalz
2: Anderson Silva
3: Kpro...

That's just a rough draft, but I think it's close to accurate.



Hard to argue that logic.
emfleek
10/14/11 8:47:39PM

Posted by Kpro

I'd say:

1: Bojangalz
2: Anderson Silva
3: Kpro
4: Frankie Edgar
5: ncordless
6: GSP
7: Emfleek
8: cowcatcher
9: Bones Jones
10: grappler0000
11: Pookie
12: Cain Velasquez
13: Jose Aldo
14: telnights
15: pmoney
16: Dominick Cruz
17: Scoozna
18: Junior Dos Santos
19: Svartorm
20: Gartface
21: Hippysmacker
22: Keith Florian
23: Joe Son
24: DCRage
25: kopower
26: jiujitsufreak74
27: Ryoto Machida
28: Twenty20Dollars
29: Chris Reben
30: Budgellism
31: jjeans
32: Cecil Peoples
33: Rabi
34: Poor_Franklin
35: Elvis Sinosic
36: FastKnockout
37: SmileR
38: Tom Brady
39: BlueSkiesBurn
40: KungFuMaster
41: Maurice Smith
42: Prophecy033
43: Chael_Sonnen
44: Chael Sonnen
45: Aether
46: Drudinh
47: Danny Bonaduce
48: Deadhead988
49: FlashyG
50: Tony Romo

That's just a rough draft, but I think it's close to accurate.



That list is totally inaccurate. You're ALWAYS on the bottom!

Pookie
10/14/11 11:58:07PM
I don't like that author's take on the topic of p4p rankings. He seems to be assured that his process is the right process, and that others arent correct. All the while forgetting the fact that its a subjective criteria, and therefore no one will ever be objectively correct.

Specifically, i disagree with him. In my own opinion, i think size relative to your division is important in determining a p4p ranking. To gloss over particular variables like that, eh i just think it makes me stop paying attention.
warglory
10/15/11 10:31:45AM

Posted by Kpro

I'd say:

1: Bojangalz
2: Anderson Silva
3: Kpro
4: Frankie Edgar
5: ncordless
6: GSP
7: Emfleek
8: cowcatcher
9: Bones Jones
10: grappler0000
11: Pookie
12: Cain Velasquez
13: Jose Aldo
14: telnights
15: pmoney
16: Dominick Cruz
17: Scoozna
18: Junior Dos Santos
19: Svartorm
20: Gartface
21: Hippysmacker
22: Keith Florian
23: Joe Son
24: DCRage
25: kopower
26: jiujitsufreak74
27: Ryoto Machida
28: Twenty20Dollars
29: Chris Reben
30: Budgellism
31: jjeans
32: Cecil Peoples
33: Rabi
34: Poor_Franklin
35: Elvis Sinosic
36: FastKnockout
37: SmileR
38: Tom Brady
39: BlueSkiesBurn
40: KungFuMaster
41: Maurice Smith
42: Prophecy033
43: Chael_Sonnen
44: Chael Sonnen
45: Aether
46: Drudinh
47: Danny Bonaduce
48: Deadhead988
49: FlashyG
50: Tony Romo

That's just a rough draft, but I think it's close to accurate.



Jesus, I'm not even better than Danny Bonaduce or Tony Romo. Why go on living?
40ouncetpkid
10/15/11 2:45:12PM
1. Anderson
2. GSP
3. Aldo
4. Edgar
5. Cruz

and I really just don't see it any other way logically. Anderson is hands down #1, NO OTHER, GSP is guranteed #2 NO OTHER COMPARE, Aldo has defended his title more and against better competition. Edgar def. #4, and Cruz has defended his title more then Jones & Cain who both really only have 2 A level wins.
warglory
10/15/11 7:39:32PM

Posted by 40ouncetpkid

1. Anderson
2. GSP
3. Aldo
4. Edgar
5. Cruz

and I really just don't see it any other way logically. Anderson is hands down #1, NO OTHER, GSP is guranteed #2 NO OTHER COMPARE, Aldo has defended his title more and against better competition. Edgar def. #4, and Cruz has defended his title more then Jones & Cain who both really only have 2 A level wins.



I completely agree with this assessment.
Aether
10/18/11 6:50:37AM
I'm ranked way too low on that list, Kpro.

I also like that Chael_Sonnen is ranked 1 spot above Chael Sonnen. lol.
jjeans
10/18/11 7:35:06AM

Posted by Aether

I'm ranked way too low on that list, Kpro.

I also like that Chael_Sonnen is ranked 1 spot above Chael Sonnen. lol.



I'll fight you at catchweight, anytime anyplace
prophecy033
10/18/11 2:36:01PM

Posted by Kpro

I'd say:

1: Bojangalz
2: Anderson Silva
3: Kpro
4: Frankie Edgar
5: ncordless
6: GSP
7: Emfleek
8: cowcatcher
9: Bones Jones
10: grappler0000
11: Pookie
12: Cain Velasquez
13: Jose Aldo
14: telnights
15: pmoney
16: Dominick Cruz
17: Scoozna
18: Junior Dos Santos
19: Svartorm
20: Gartface
21: Hippysmacker
22: Keith Florian
23: Joe Son
24: DCRage
25: kopower
26: jiujitsufreak74
27: Ryoto Machida
28: Twenty20Dollars
29: Chris Reben
30: Budgellism
31: jjeans
32: Cecil Peoples
33: Rabi
34: Poor_Franklin
35: Elvis Sinosic
36: FastKnockout
37: SmileR
38: Tom Brady
39: BlueSkiesBurn
40: KungFuMaster
41: Maurice Smith
42: Prophecy033
43: Chael_Sonnen
44: Chael Sonnen
45: Aether
46: Drudinh
47: Danny Bonaduce
48: Deadhead988
49: FlashyG
50: Tony Romo

That's just a rough draft, but I think it's close to accurate.

all I gotta do to move up is kick Cecil Peoples ass? Some book this fight please
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