For you fanboys that believe featherweight champion Jose Aldo emerged as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter after putting Manny Gamburyan to sleep at WEC 51, UFC president Dana White says no way, Jose. Is that joke old yet?
“Are you [expletive] nuts? Potential future pound-for-pound king. Anderson Silva hasn’t lost since 2006! He’s never lost in the UFC!” White told ComcastCalifornia.com late Thursday night.
While the Octagon’s middleweight champ owns more highlight-reel footage than a first-time father, he’s also posted four consecutive lackluster title defenses.
“Yeah. He [expletive] won! And he’s 35 years old. You media geeks need to learn the fight biz,” White smugly stated. “I’m at dinner right now, but you’re really pissing me off.
“Anderson Silva is a pain in my ass. This isn’t Chuck Liddell, we aren’t best friends. But you can’t deny what the man has done.”
The planet’s baddest 185-pounder owns a dominant 27-4 resume and has posted devastating finishes in 20 of his W’s. Silva is currently enjoying a 13-fight win streak and was last seen miraculously escaping UFC 117 with his crown.
Despite how aesthetically unappealing “The Spider’s” last few championship bouts have been, he’s still stockpiling wins at an impressive clip. It was a fact the outspoken promoter was quick to spotlight.
“[Silva] hasn’t lost in the UFC. The guy has not only cleared out his division, he’s gone up to 205 and beaten a guy like Forrest Griffin (former light heavyweight champ), who beat Rampage Jackson and (current champion) Shogun Rua,” White said of Anderson’s credentials.
“And Frankie Edgar is right there too. I might actually put him at No. 2. This guy is for real. He beat BJ Penn twice, and kicked his ass in their last fight. I love and respect Manny Gamburyan, but he’s no BJ Penn. And the only thing keeping [UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre] out of the Top 3 is (a UFC 69 KO loss) to Matt Serra.”
In summary, Dana White’s P4P VIP List:
1. The Spider
2. The Answer
No word on who rounds out his Fave 5. Perhaps, Sir Charles. Although, “The Round Mound of Rebound” would bring a whole new meaning to the term pound-for-pound.