Originally Posted by Rise
Seen as you are talking all time and not current I can understand your ranking a little more. As much as I love Frankie though I don't see him as being more skilled.
Frankie is a better grappler, has better striking, and better transitions. And he doesn't rely on size.
While I can see JDS being in the argument but I think Jones has done more so far in his career with a more impressive resume of wins. All time I'd probably put Hendo ahead of him but currently he is not.
Focusing on wins is how incredibly bad rankings actually ranked Fitch as p4p at one point--given that he's stunningly one dimensional and an enormous WW who routinely employs size to win...it's a terrible premise.
Focus purely on skills, with an understanding of how they'd be employed with or without a size advantage, and you'd be closer to a traditional, purist definition. Which differs tremendously from the current flavor-of-the-month MMA definition.
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