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POUND FOR POUND KING OF 2016, WHO IS IT?

 

Sorry Mighty Mouse, But you are not it.

With former UFC lightweight heavyweight title contender Jon “Bones” Jones presently serving a year-long suspension, MMA’s pound-for-pound dialogue has generally come back all the way down to one man: Flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Once Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC light-weight title in November, however, he created a powerful case for a spot atop the pound-for-pound list, as he was already the champion at featherweight, and he had recently won a fight at welterweight against Nate Diaz.

In the opinion of UFC President Dana White, McGregor’s recent multi-weight accomplishments build it not possible to deny his standing as MMA’s pound-for-pound king. White explained this sense in Associate in Nursing interview on The archangel Kay Show.

“When you talk about the pound-for-pound, they don’t have Conor McGregor as the pound-for-pound – the media does the ratings – when you talk about what pound-for-pound really means, how is it not Conor McGregor? The guy was the [145] pound champion, [155] pound champion, and beat a guy at 170 [pounds]. That’s what pound-for-pound really means.”
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