Conor McGregor said after his infamous 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo at UFC 194 that he is the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. In the latest UFC rankings released on Monday, McGregor didn’t reach the top spot, but he’s close.
McGregor made the highest jump of any fighter after Saturday’s historic event, moving up nine places to No. 3 in the pound-for-pound ranks. Aldo relieves the top spot and drops to seventh while flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson officially becomes the new No. 1.
In other news related to the UFC 194 results, Luke Rockhold vaults from unranked to No. 9, surpassing former middleweight champ Chris Weidman. Weidman suffered the biggest drop of any fighter, falling from No. 3 to 11th.
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