Conor McGregor has skyrocketed through the official UFC pound-for-pound world rankings in the latest update.
The newly crowned featherweight champ leapfrogged the likes of light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, welterweight champ Robbie Lawler, and bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw in the list, and is now considered the third best fighter in the world.
Generated by a voting panel made up of media members, the ‘pound-for-pound rankings’ see fighters hypothetically compared across weight divisions to determine who is the top dog among the entire roster.
His infamous win over Jose Aldo at the weekend sees McGregor go to #3 having previously been twelfth, while the legendary Aldo – who reigned as the proclaimed best fighter in the world for almost nine months – drops from the top spot to sixth.
Aldo’s dethroning means that none other than mercurial flyweight Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson is now considered the world’s best, followed by our personal number one in Jon Jones.
Chris Weidman, who spent so long in the ‘P4P’ conversation, has fallen a mammoth eight places to #11 after his mauling at the hands of Luke Rockhold (who is newly installed at #9).
You can see the list in full below, or check out the rest of the divisions here.
1. Demetrious Johnson +1
2. Jon Jones +2
3. Conor McGregor +9
4. TJ Dillashaw +1
5. Fabricio Werdum +1
6. Robbie Lawler +1
6. Jose Aldo -5
8. Daniel Cormier
9. Luke Rockhold *NR (Not previously ranked)
10. Rafael dos Anjos -1
11. Chris Weidman -8
12. Cain Velasquez -2
13. Ronda Rousey -2
14. Joanna Jedrzejczyk -1
15. Holly Holm -1
On another note, it’s interesting to see that Ronda Rousey is still two spots above her conquerer Holly Holm.