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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Conor McGregor surges up UFC rankings, but Jose Aldo remains number one

Published 14/07/2015 | 08:00

Jose Aldo faces off against UFC featherweight title challenger Conor McGregor back in March
Jose Aldo faces off against UFC featherweight title challenger Conor McGregor back in March

Following his victory over Chad Mendes in Las Vegas, Conor McGregor is now the ranked number featherweight fighter and has also soared in the pound-for-pound rankings.

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For the first time in his short, yet dramatic UFC career, the Dubliner has joined the elite athletes in his profession, moving to #14 in the pound-for-pound list after his second-round KO at UFC 189.

His inclusion in the list comes at the expense of former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, and ominously, McGregor's next opponent Jose Aldo remains top of the pile.

The Brazilian is set to face The Notorious in a January 2nd unification fight and with just one professional loss, remains the man to beat.

Pound-for-pound rankings

1 Jose Aldo

2 Chris Weidman

3 Demetrious Johnson

4 Ronda Rousey

5 Fabricio Werdum (+1)

5 TJ Dillashaw

7 Rafael dos Anjos

8 Robbie Lawler

9 Cain Velasquez

10 Daniel Cormier

11 Anderson Silva

12 Renan Barao

13 Anthony Pettis

14 Conor McGregor (Not previously ranked)

15 Frankie Edgar (-1)

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