Originally Posted by Sinister
If that theory were even close to being true, I guess you would consider Butterbean or Hong Man Choi the best P4P world
Just because you weigh more, doesn't make you a better fighter, or have the better fighters.
P4P in MMA is just too damn hard to call, there are way too many factors to put into place to decide an overall #1, #2, #3 etc. etc. One night, one fighters BJJ and takedowns might be on and could easily overwelm a striker, while the next fight that striker's TDD and striking skills could KTFO out of the grappler.
That's why in boxing it is much easier to declare a P4P King, simply because boxing doesn't have a vast amount of fightings styles to account for.
well I doubt lightweights are going to be taking heavyweights any time soon
The P4P term was made for the lower weight class fighters. Not heavyweights. You can take BJ penn or GSP and pit them against even a mediocer heavyweight and they're not likely to do very well. they have a better skillset it's just hard to use it against a trained fighter who weighs 100 lbs more than you. It's the reason we have weight classes.
I still think it's a retarded concept all together.