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Anderson Silva Doesn't Think He's the Best MMA Fighter in the World. B.J. Penn? Maybe.

I asked Anderson Silva today whether he agrees with the conventional wisdom that he's the best pound-for-pound fighter in mixed martial arts:

"I don't consider myself the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world," Silva said through his translator and manager, Ed Soares. "I think that there are some fighters out there that may be better for me. That's why I stay in the gym and stay focused, to try to improve my game every time I go out there."

So, then who is the No. 1 fighter in the world?

Fedor Emelianenko? No.

Georges St. Pierre? No.

B.J. Penn? Maybe.

So there you have it. Anderson Silva's choice for the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world is B.J. Penn. Maybe.

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