Conor McGregor is no longer one of the top contenders in the UFC.
That’s at least according to the promotion’s official rankings. The former double champion was removed from the list for the first time in over eight years, multiple publications reported on Wednesday.
The UFC recently published its updated rankings, which did not feature McGregor, who has been sidelined from the octagon since back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier who broke his leg in their last contest in July 2021.
McGregor held the No. 14 spot at lightweight. He has been a part of the promotion’s rankings ever since his second promotional appearance in August 2013 when he beat Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26.
Thanks to that, he broke into the list at No. 12.
And he continued to climb from there. He worked his way up to become the champion at 145 pounds. After that, he moved to the 155-pound division and quickly became the top dog by dethroning Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 16.
But now, the Irish star has not seen as much success, going 1-3 with a pair of losses to Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov. His sole win came in January 2020 against Donald Cerrone, who was on a two-fight lossing schedule.
McGregor, despite looking completely rehabilitated, does not have a fight scheduled and has been in headlines because he withdrew from the USADA testing pool, which is required of all fighters who intend to compete. He must be enrolled for at least six months to be eligible to fight again, though he may be able to get an exception.