After winning 31 straight fights including eight in the UFC/WEC it’s hard to argue against White’s decision to include Barao in the bunch. The interim bantamweight champ is coming off an impressive finish of Eddie Wineland, blasting the top contender with a spinning kick to the face before sealing the deal with some follow-up fists on the ground. However, while the 26-year old’s striking is among the best out there, he’s arguably a bit better on the ground and has submitted game adversaries like Brad Pickett/Michael McDonald inside the Octagon.
Everyone has their own opinions when it comes to rankings, especially when it comes producing a rundown of the best pound-for-pound pugilists in Mixed Martial Arts. After all, there is no real way to prove P4P status, making the category far more subjective than might be the case when determining the Top 5 of a particular division. UFC President Dana White recently offered up his take on the matter, offering up a list filled with some of the sport’s elite athletes albeit not in the order many might expect. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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