A question that is always asked, who is the GOAT? How do you determine who is truly the best? Here is the official ProMMANow top 5 P4P list for July 2016. This list excludes great fighters from the past, or who hasn’t been doing all so great lately. This list is just the best current fighters in the world. Also, I am excluding Jon Jones, due to the cloud of trouble that is currently upon him.
1. Demetrious Johnson
Arguably the #1 P4P best is “Mighty Mouse”. Johnson has proved time and time again he is the king of the flyweight division, TKO’ing former Olympic gold medalist and UFC prospect, Henry Cejudo. Johnson has defended his title numerous times and is quickly approaching the UFC record, held my the “GOAT”, Anderson Silva.
2. Dominick Cruz
Coming in at number 2 is the current UFC bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz. Cruz may not have had very many victories inside the octagon, but has defeated practically everyone who stepped foot from him across the cage. Dominick also holds a win over the #1 on this list, Demetrious Johnson. The only man to defeat Cruz is Urijah Faber during the days of the WEC. However, since that loss many moons ago, Cruz has avenged it not only once, but twice. The reason Dominick isn’t sitting at #1 on this list is his inactivity. Injuries have plagued his career, and he is just now starting his true reign as the UFC bantamweight champion.
3. Daniel Cormier
Okay, I understand despite Jon Jones current situation(s), he is the most likely candidate for being on the top of this list. However, if this PED story turns out to be true, it would put Jone’s entire legacy at risk. With that said, his greatest rival, Daniel Cormier is now #3 on the list. Despite losing to Jones at UFC 182, it was DC’s only loss in his entire MMA career. He has notable wins over the divisions toughest talents such as Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson. Though his last performance wasn’t all too great, it certainly was a clear win for the current LHW champ, and further cemented his dominance in the sport.
4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Since capturing the title Carla Esparza at UFC 185, Jedrzejczyk has defended her women’s strawweight title not only successfully, but clearly three times. Its becoming rarer and rarer in the UFC to actually see a champion defend their title regularly. On top of this, Joanna is undefeated with a perfect record of 12-0.
5. Robbie Lawler
Despite having a few controversial wins under his belt, current welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, has defended his title a total of two times. He is always vicious inside the cage and never stops seeking the finishing strike. The welterweight division is one that is quickly heating up with talents like Tyron Woodley, (Who’s set to challenge Lawler at UFC 201 for the welterweight strap) and Stephen Thompson, likely next in like for a shot at the title. So, with that said, this #5 spot may change quickly, but Lawler has definitely proved he belongs on this list.
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