I think Aldo would agree with his statement. Aldo and Barao are both phenomenal fighters though, so it's not too big a deal to me if one is ranked higher than the other in Dana's eyes. Aldo does have the more impressive UFC/WEC pedigree as of now, but Barao is earning more and more impressive wins. And if he were to finish Faber and Cruz consecutively, I call them even by then.
I wonder if Barao will move up when/if Aldo does?
Many people forget that Aldo is 23-1 and has won 8 title fights in a row (with 2 defenses in WEC and 5 in UFC). If they counted WEC and UFC together (which they should for the lighter weight classes), he's 3 away from tying Anderson's record of most title defenses.
The P4P debate isnt a ranking system. It is frustrating hearing novices talk about P4P when they dont really know what it means. Change "pound for pound" to "skill for skill" then you will get a true understanding. When you ask who is the best pound for pound, you are asking who is better based on skill alone regardless of weight.
Ex. Who would win between Barao and Cain Velasquez if they were the same weight (pound for pound)?
Last edited by rahdeezy; 01-17-2014 at 08:18 AM.
DW has retardation, that is the only explanation for all the crap that comes out of his mouth.
Not only brazilians can do this stuff
Did Dana explicitly state that heavier weight classes would always get the headliner spot? I just recall him saying that title fights will always get the main event spot over others. He mentioned that when Rousey/Carmouche headlined over Machida/Hendo.
Also, it's not the first time the lighter weight class has got the higher billing. In UFC 65, GSP/Hughes II headlined over Sylvia/Monson (which I was very glad about!). I don't have a problem with the lighter weight classes getting the higher billing; more respect to it actually.
I think some posters are taking offense to it just because Dana said it.
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