UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has dropped down the official pound-for-pound rankings, and there is a new entrant on the list.
UFC 196 brought two of the biggest shocks in the promotion’s recent history, as McGregor and Holly Holm both suffered defeats.
The Irishman went up 25 pounds to face Nate Diaz, but bit off more than he could chew, and fell to a second round submission.
This means that he will more than likely return to the featherweight division to defend his crown in the next fight. Frankie Edgar and José Aldo are the names being thrown about as his next opponent.
Meanwhile in the co-main event, Holly Holm was also choked out. The Preacher’s Daughter fell to Miesha Tate, who now holds the title and enters the rankings at number 15. The women’s bantamweight division is a fascinating one, with Holm, Tate, and Rousey all having held the belt in the last five months.
The events which unfolded in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night have had a major bearing on the pound for pound rankings, and it is all change.
McGregor drops from his perch in third, and must work his way back up with another number of victories. He has also fallen behind his would-be opponent Rafael Dos Anjos, who pulled out of the fight with a broken foot.