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SBNation MMA Pound for Pound rankings: Who is the best in the world?

Get the latest SB Nation rankings as we try to answer an elusive question: who is the best pound for pound fighter on the planet today?

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Our latest rankings check in with the SB Nation panel is the always controversial Pound for Pound rankings. As a reminder, the rankings panel consists of two members from each of the SB Nation MMA sites - MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle, MMA Mania's Alex Giardini and Thomas Myers, and Bloody Elbow's Dallas Winson and myself, Fraser Coffeen.

In the wake of his big win over Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones stands tall as the undisputed #1, earning top honors on every ballot Right behind him is Jose Aldo - #2 on all ballots. Rounding out the top 5 are, in order, Demetrious Johnson, Chris Weidman, and Cain Velasquez, though the panelists disagree on exactly how to rank those 3.

From there, it gets a bit more complicated.

Anthony Pettis is an easy pick for #6. At #7 sits T.J. Dillashaw, though he is not even on the ballot for one panelist. Ruthless Robbie Lawler is at #8, while #9 is a three way tie between Daniel Cormier, Fabricio Werdum, and Anderson Silva. Interestingly, not one of those #9 ranked fighters appeared on more than half the ballots. From there you have a mess of others receiving votes.

So tell us, BE faithful - did we get it right? Who is too high, and who is unfairly snubbed?

Check out the full list here:

SBN Pound for Pound Jan 2015

Scoring: Fighters are given 10 points for a first-place vote, nine points for a second, etc., down to one point for 10th place. The results are then tallied up and presented here.

Official SB Nation rankings policy: Fighters under commission or company suspensions are ineligible to be ranked during the duration of their suspension or if they have licensing issues.

Upcoming match-ups for ranked fighters

#2 Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor - TBA

#4 Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort - UFC 184, Feb. 28

#6 Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos - UFC 185, March 14

#7 T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao - UFC 186, April 25

#9 Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - UFC 183, Jan. 31

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