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Pound for pound MMA rankings: Where do Aldo and Edgar rank? Fan’s view
It's not often that fans of mixed martial arts are given the chance to watch two of the best pound for pound fighters in the sport on one card. At UFC 136, fans were given that chance with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Both men were already considered two of the best in the sport, but where do they stand when it comes to the best pound for pound fighters?
1. Anderson Silva - 31-4
The UFC middleweight champion has won every fight in which he has entered the Octagon. At 14-0 in the best MMA promotion in the world, Silva is beginning to reach that point where he has nothing left to prove in the sport. In his last fight at UFC 134 in Brazil, it took him just 7:04 total to knock out Yushin Okami. His next potential fight could be Chael Sonnen, but I think most fans might be tired of the professional wrestling mentality that comes with Sonnen.
2. Frankie Edgar - 14-1-1
It wasn't just that Edgar avenged his only career loss by knocking out Gray Maynard, it was the way he did so. For the second consecutive fight, he was rocked in the first round by The Bully, but managed to stay in the fight before eventually earning the victory. He is now 9-1-1 in the UFC and is possibly heading towards a blockbuster fight Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez.
3. Jose Aldo - 20-1
It doesn't get more exciting in the Octagon than Aldo. After going 8-0 in World Extreme Cagefighting, Aldo has begun his UFC career at 2-0. I think many people expected Aldo to finish Kenny Florian, but the veteran proved to be a tough fight. Next up for Aldo will likely be undefeated Chad Mendes in what will be an exciting fight for MMA fans to enjoy. Aldo gets the edge over George St-Pierre because of his constant pressure that isn't considered to be stalling.
St-Pierre takes the fourth spot, mostly because his fights tend to draw boos from the crowd. The fifth spot goes to UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, while UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones follow.
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Hobson Lopes has been a fan of mixed martial arts since the days of Tank Abbott and can be followed on Twitter @HobsonLopes.
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