Would you rather be known as the best in an organization, or the best in the world? see where im going with this?
Sounds to me like semantics....I mean isn't it the UFC World Title???? Wasn't she the 4th best in the world?
See where I'm going with this.....
I do hold the Olympics in high regard because of the sacrifices the athletes make to get there. For sure.
That being said, when you win a professional title, you have ascended to the top of your profession and earned the title of the best. Furthermore, your competition (in MMA) are multi-disciplined, encompass a wide range of ages, and are competing in the sport for their livelihood. Many athletes who are VERY worthy forego the olympics to earn money to survive or miss the target age group by a few years.