Frankie Edgar made big waves in the world of MMA last weekend, successfully defending his UFC Lightweight Championship against dangerous top contender Gray Maynard at UFC 136.
The victory was impressive not only because Maynard is an incredibly tough opponent, but also because of the manner in which Edgar ended the fight—Edgar, who is not known for his power or finishing ability, TKO'd the previously unbeaten Maynard in the fourth round.
After the fight, UFC President Dana White was so impressed with the champion's performance that he claimed Edgar as the No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.
This was and is a bold statement, given the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on that list have long been dedicated to Anderson Siva and Georges St-Pierre, but White stuck by his statement.
However, White has somewhat of a reputation for speaking before he really thinks about what he's saying and I think this is a case of precisely that.
As good as Edgar is and as impressive as he was at UFC 136, Georges St-Pierre is indisputably the second best fighter in the world today and Edgar has A LOT of work to do still if he wants to usurp St-Pierre's position.
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