Not only is it time to put Frankie Edgar, who defended his UFC LW crown last Saturday with a 4th round stoppage of previously undefeated Gray Maynard at UFC 136, on the best pound for pounder fighter list, it's time to put him near the top. He is an undersized lightweight, and one of the few who doesn't cut weight for his fights. That means that he's fighting guys who outweigh him by ten to twenty pounds on fight night. It's a big disadvantage for Frankie, but apparently he never got the memo because he's been beating the best in the UFC LW division for some time now.
Frankie has 2 wins of BJ Penn, and this latest TKO over a very tough Gray Maynard has cemented his status as The Man in the lightweight division. UFC president Dana White said that Frankie should go down to 145 pounds and challenge Jose Aldo, because he takes a lot of punishment from the 155 pound guys, despite winning the fights. Not sure about that strategy for Frankie, because nothing succeeds like success, and he's having tons of it at 155. I guess it's up to him whether he wants to move down a weight class.
Either way, he's earned recognition as a top pound for pound fighter, and deserves to be put at the top of the list. Well done, Frankie! You've made New Jersey proud. Again.