McGregor Moves Up Pound-for-Pound List
Conor McGregor made history at UFC 205 by becoming the first simultaneous two-division champion. Putting in his finest performance to date, McGregor dismantled Eddie Alvarez and jumped up the UFC pound-for-pound rankings, but he hasn’t claimed the #1 spot just yet.
McGregor was previously ranked #4 in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings. He earned that spot when he knocked out former #1 Jose Aldo to win the featherweight title last December. His spot remained unchanged during his welterweight detour with Nate Diaz, during which McGregor went 1-1.
After UFC 205, McGregor is now the #2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter. Only flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson remains ranked above him.
McGregor’s ascent up the list bumped down bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier.
Other notable changes in the pound-for-pound rankings:
Khabib Nurmagomedov, the #1 ranked lightweight who was not previously on the pound-for-pound list, makes his debut at #15.
Cris Cyborg has moved up from #15 to #10, though this adds no clarity to her future in the UFC as it pertains to the 145 lb. weight division that does not currently exist.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk has moved up to #7 after her UFC 205 victory over Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Finally, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has moved up to #8 following his UFC 205 draw with Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson. Thought Woodley did not get a victory in his first title defense, he did disprove doubterswho believed he would outmatched by Wonderboy.