Originally Posted by dbader08
Well, its too bad for Dana that he doesn't know shit about fighting...and Frankie Edgar isn't even close to number 2, that is an absolute joke. Jose Aldo has been way more impressive, he actually finishes top contenders.
Well, I think you're half right.
To keep things in perspective...in no way, no form is Edgar even close to being top 5 pound for pound. But, that being said, beating Penn for 5 rounds is a bigger accomplishment than finishing Mike Brown. I'm not going to bother including Gamburyan and Swanson in a list, as they're not top 10 FW's, regardless of how Zuffa wants to spin things. Yes, they were contenders for the belt, but no, they weren't top ranked FW's. Brown and Faber are the only top 10 FW's Jose has faced.
Fanboys and Pennhaters will blow Edgar's accomplishments waaaaay the hell out of proportion--he's got at least
two decisions on his resume that I firmly
believe he lost--but he's still not a chump. He's fighting guys that are bigger than him, and he's adapting as a fighter. If he gets past Gray convincingly, I'll rank him on the fringes of top 5, whether he finishes Maynard or not. Finishing fights doesn't necessarily mean shit for p4p, but winning them convincingly and overcoming size disadvantages via skill sets does, and Edgar has the potential to do exactly that.
But yeah...people are jumping on bandwagons without really seeing what they think they're looking at.
So yes...Edgar isn't close to 2--not even close to top 5, really--but Aldo hasn't been that
much more impressive than he has, simply by beating up on guys like Cub and Manny.
Oh...and anyone who ever puts lesnar anywhere near top 10 has their head up their ass. Same for Fitch and Maynard...not only do all three use size advantages to overcome smaller foes, they're not even close to being well rounded or a threat anywhere but grappling...unless they have the afore-mentioned size advantage...and even then, you've got guys like Couture schooling lesnar grappling, and giving up 40-50lbs to do it.