O'Malley named the UFC's best fighter regardless of weight class

UFC lightweight champion Sean O'Malley expressed his belief that lightweight division titleholder Islam Makhachev deservedly holds the number one spot in the promotion's top fighter rankings regardless of weight class.

"Dana White is dismissing Islam Makhachev as number one in the rankings of the best fighters regardless of category? What does he mean by that? Islam should be number one in the top fighter rankings regardless of category. Did Dana say that right now the number one is Jon Jones? No, it's Islam," the American said in his podcast.

Recall that last weekend Makhachev made the third defense of the belt, defeating Dustin Puryear with a choke hold.