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Jose Aldo: "I'm The #1 Pound For Pound Fighter Just Above Georges St. Pierre"

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World Extreme Cagefighter up and comer Jose Aldo speaks via the WEC website:

WEC: Rank the best fighters in the world at 145 pounds, including yourself.
Aldo: At this point I won't put myself as number one because I have no title, and I haven't fought any of the people I put at the top of my list, even though I believe I can beat all of them once I get that opportunity to fight the top guys and hold the title. As for my ranking, I'll put Mike Thomas Brown at the top, Leonard Garcia at number two, Urijah Faber at three, Wagnney Fabiano at four, and my teammate, King of Pancrase Marlon Sandro, at five.

You have to like a young fighter that's modest, yet displays the confidence that Aldo does above.  However, below is where it all stopped:

WEC: Now let's alter the question just a little bit. Do you believe you're one of the best fighters in the world pound-for-pound?
Aldo: I do believe I'm one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. I'm the number one pound-for-pound fighter just above Georges St. Pierre. I consider myself so because the way I see it is that I have the three prerequisites: I'm great standing, with my takedowns, and on the ground, with Jiu-Jitsu.

How can he say he can't put himself #1 for reasons said above, then turn right around and say he is the #1 fighter above Georges St. Pierre?  Contradiction much?