How i have it is there all round MMA game without weight being an issue. Say they are all the same weight but with the same athleticism and skills which is how i think of P4P.
1. Fedor Emelianenko
2. Anderson Silva
3. Georges St Pierre
4. BJ Penn
thats exactly how i think of it. i think if you're thinking objectively about who is "the best fighter" then you HAVE to look at it that way.
but while thinking of it that way, i totally dont see a way fedor would beat bj. bj vs fedor would be pure striking; i dont see any way fedor could take bj down. even if it somehow hit the mat, its impossible to submit bj, he's like mr. fantastic. on the feet, bj's never been knocked out. ive never even seen him rocked. his head IS a rock, a leathery, solid rock. i think when fedor tries to close the distance and get inside, bj would pop him with a nice uppercut and then get out of the way. IF fedor wins this fight, its by decision, after 3 rounds of back and forth ass whooping.
gsp vs fedor would be interesting. gsp would have to stay on the outside and try to work his wrestling. fedor would knock him out if he couldnt work his gameplan to a "t". realistically fedor could probably submit gsp from his back anyways, i give this one to fedor, 2nd round armbar.
anderson vs fedor would be mostly striking i think. anderson doesnt mind going to the ground with people he know's he's better than down there, but im not sure he'd have the same confidence against fedor. i also believe anderson has a great chin, and a solid head. his striking has proven to be absolutely devastating, and pin point accurate. i think fedor would stand and trade until anderson started getting the better of it, and then try to get in close and secure a take down. thats where it gets tricky. if fedor gets on top of anderson, i see him starting to do some damage before anderson attempts to scramble into a different position. in the transition i could see fedor securing a submission. its hard to say tho because anderson hasnt really been tested on the ground by anyone with a solid jj game. i see this fight going either way, either anderson wins via 2nd round tko, or fedor by 2nd round submission.
so my list for p4p would be:
2. fedor or anderson (too close for me to call)
realistically tho, all these guys would have a chance at winning against each other at any given time. at least we will eventually get to see 1 matchup!