p4p best american fighter? and best p4p per country
While some countries have a clear P4P best mma fighter like Brazil (Silva), Canada (GSP) Netherlands (Reem), Australia (Sotiropoulos), Denmark (Kampmann), South Korea (Stun Gun) or Russia (Fedor).
Other countries are certainly up for grabs like Japan where you can consider guys like Shinya Aoki, Yushin Okami and Hatsu Hioki and England who has Bisping and Daley in pretty good standing.
But for me it has always been hard to determine who the best US fighter is, a while ago Penn had a good argument when he steam rolled his LW competition in Stevenson, Sherk, Sanchez and Florian, but after 2 consecutive losses against Frankie Edgar it's the New Jersey kid the one with a bigger argument and there's also Gray Maynard who has also built a pretty good resume.
A win over longtime WW Contender Jon Fitch would certainly put Penn back on the discusion but Fitch credentials are good enough to make him a candidate for best US fighter.
Jake Shields could also make a bid here, he holds solid wins over both WW and MW fighters and has build a solid streak, if he can topple GSP he certainly becomes number 1 not only in america but pretty much worldwide with Anderson being his only competition.
And last but not least you just can't leave out UFC HW Champion Cain Velasquez, though he does seem to consider himself Mexican....oh well.
So at this point in time, who do you consider the best P4P fighter?