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MMA columnist dives into reader mail

Posted: March 21, 2013 - 9:42pm

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Twitter mailbag column and there’s no better time than right now. I’ve received numerous questions from our readers and I was able to narrow down the choices to four of them. These four were the most reoccurring — in one form or another — questions asked and the answers might surprise you. 

What are the main and co-main events for the Peninsula Fight Championship 4?

Great question and I’ve actually got the answer to it. The PFC 4 event will take place March 30 at the Soldotna Sports Center starting at 7 p.m. The co-main event for PFC 4 pits Drew Lipton against Mike Dirks. The main event will feature a featherweight championship fight with current PFC featherweight champion Mark Stogsdill taking on challenger Mitch Fields. The PFC always puts on exciting and entertaining events so come out and support your local MMA community. 

Who are your top five pound-for-pound MMA fighters?

Unfortunately I’m not going to be breaking any new ground with this question but I thought it would be great to finally get my “official” pound-for-pound rankings out there. Without any further ado, here’s my top five listed from No. 5 to No. 1: Benson Henderson, Jose Aldo, Jon Jones, George St. Pierre and Anderson Silva.

Do you think a superfight between Anderson Silva and George St. Pierre or Anderson Silva and Jon Jones will ever happen? 

It seems like we’ve been promised a “superfight” for years now without any progress toward a resulting matchup. I believe if there’s any possibility for a fight between the aforementioned fighters this year is the time to do it. I personally believe the greatest chance for a superfight will come in the form of a Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva. Honestly, that’s the fight everyone wants to see and hopefully the UFC will deliver. I’m not holding my breath on that one and neither should you. 

What’s a match you desperately want to see happen at a PFC event?

This is the easiest question within the bunch. All right, maybe I’m overexaggerating a little, but it’s the one I’m 100 percent sure of. The matchup I’m dying to see is current PFC bantamweight champion Victor Rodriguez vs. Cameron Crawford. Here’s the reason why this is an awesome matchup.

Both Rodriguez and Crawford have made short and easy work of their opponents. It’s been fun to watch as both fighters have grown and thrived under the PFC banner. This fantasy matchup took root at PFC: 3 when Crawford came back to the ring, after Rodriguez had defeated Kory Spooner, and challenged the champion to a title fight. It was bold, fun and got the crowd roaring, it was brilliant. 

Do you have a question you want to ask me regarding mixed martial arts? Perhaps I could use it on the next edition of Twitter mailbag. To submit your question find me on Twitter at @scottlevesque.

Scott Levesque writes a weekly column for the Clarion on mixed martial arts. He will cover MMA at the local, state and national levels. His handle on Twitter is @scottlevesque.

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