Originally Posted by mdwexford
Both have beaten some great opponents. We don’t always have to try and **** on peoples records to make a point a fighter is great.
+1 to this. Is there anything more tedious than the constant P4P debate?
Usman, Khabib, Adesanya, Stipe, Jones, Shevchenko & Nunes have all cleaned out their respective divisions in recent years. Some of them have been beaten along the way. Some of those divisions are deeper with talent than others. Who's the greatest of them? I don't know. Nobody knows. There's no objective way to compare them all which means that there's always some different metric that someone will use to say that their preferred fighter is the greatest or their most despised fighter is not.
Some goes for comparing fighters from different eras. Is Usman a greater WW than GSP? Who knows. Any yard stick you use to compare them is flawed.
Finally the idea that Khabib would have to go and fight Usman as some sort of test for P4P greatness is profoundly stupid. Why stop there? Why not take on Adesanya or Jones or Stipe? The whole point of a pound for pound champion is that you're comparing people without them having to fight outside their divisions where the heavier fighter has the clear advantage. The clue is in the name. /Rant