Found October 12, 2011 on
The competition for label of top five fighter in the world is heating up nicely. That's because the fighters in the 135, 145 and 155 pound divisions are now getting the respect they deserve.
Frank Edgar, the lightweight champ, is up to No. 5 on the Yahoo! Sports' pound-for-pound list, but Dana White says that still too low.
"He's the Arturo Gatti of MMA. I have so much respect for him. I'm going to say it here tonight and I don't care who disagrees, you're wrong and I'm right ... He's the No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, period."
White's reasoning? The UFC president says Edgar is fighting out of weight class and still excelling.
"[...] If you really look at what pound-for-pound means, you cannot deny that Frankie Edgar is No.2. The guy weighs a 145 pounds, he's beating guys at 155 pounds," said White.
White admitted that he was extremely emotional after the Edgar-Gray Maynard fight at UFC 136, but he'd never...
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