UFC president Dana White was asked after Jon Jones defeated Rashad Evans over the weekend if he felt the light heavyweight champion had overtaken Anderson Silva as the pound-for-pound best.
White didn’t think so, and neither do I. However, with Georges St-Pierre still on the shelf, and considering all Jones has accomplished in his brief career, Jones has passed GSP for No. 2 on my initial pound-for-pound UFC rankings.
Here’s the breakdown:
1. Anderson Silva, 31-4, middle weight champion No surprise the “Spider” is the top dog, right? I mean, the guy has wiped out his division, not to mention embarrassed Forrest Griffin at light heavyweight a few years back. Silva’s long-awaited rematch July 7 with Chael Sonnen, who dominated the better part of their fight in 2010 before submitting, needs to take place standing up. If it goes to the ground, Silva’s reign as No. 1 could end.