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Conor McGregor surges up UFC rankings after title win…but still isn't number one

Published 15/12/2015 | 07:47

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor's victory over Jose Aldo saw the UFC star jump nine places in the overall rankings, but still only makes the top three in the latest pound-for-pound list.

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With three events, two title changes, and all sorts of ranked fighters winning and losing, there were many changes, but McGregor will have to make do with third position for the time being.

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson moved up a place to become number one on the list, followed by Jon Jones and then 'The Notorious'.

The big loser is of course Aldo after his KO defeat to McGregor, with the Brazilian dropping five places to sixth.

Rafael dos Anjos, a potential opponent for McGregor is in 10th while Ronda Rousey drops two places to 13th.

Pound-for-Pound

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

10 Rafael dos Anjos -1

11 Chris Weidman -8

12 Cain Velasquez -2

13 Ronda Rousey -2

14 Joanna Jedrzejczyk -1

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