If St-Pierre was able to finish foes with consistency he’d undoubtedly hold the top spot on White’s list. Still, despite St-Pierre’s penchant for putting opponents on the mat and keeping them there while attacking en route to a decision, “Rush” has ruled the welterweight division for nearly a decade. He’s also the longest tenured UFC champion, holding the belt for more than five years while racking up wins over opponents including Josh Koscheck, Jon Fitch, B.J. Penn, Jake Shields, Carlos Condit, and Nick Diaz.
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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