The latest UFC rankings are out and some fans have picked up on the interesting rise of Conor McGregor in the lightweight division.
The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion announced his retirement from the sport this past June. However, many fans don’t actually believe that he has walked away from the sport for good.
Conor McGregor Moves Up UFC Rankings
You can see the changes in the rankings for each division here:
Men’s P4P – Robert Whittaker rises one to 14. Francis Ngannou falls from a tie for 13 to 15 on his own.
Heavyweight – Walt Harris moves up from a tie for 11 to take over ten on his own. Sergei Pavlovich moves up one to 13, dropping Werdum to 14.
Light Heavyweight – A few fighters moved up one spot. Alexander Gustafsson, Jiri Prochazka, Volkan Oezdemir, Aleksandar Rakic, Nikita Krylov, Misha Cirkunov, Johnny Walker, and Ryan Spann all sit from seven to 14 now. Magomed Ankalaev is in at 15.
Middleweight – No changes.
Welterweight – Nate Diaz is up one spot to 11, dropping Vicente Luque to 12.
Lightweight – McGregor is up one to four, bumping Dan Hooker down to five.
Featherweight – Zabit Magomedsharipov is now ranked at number two in the division, with inactive Brian Ortega down to three.
Bantamweight – Cody Stamann and Rob Font flip-flopped the nine and ten spots.
Flyweight – No changes.
Women’s P4P – No changes.
Women’s Bantamweight – Irene Aldana falls one to six. Sijara Eubanks re-enters the rankings at 14. Julia Avila is at 15. And for some reason, it says Germaine de Randamie is the champ. Weird.
Women’s Flyweight – No changes.
Women’s Strawweight – Nina Ansaroff drops one spot to five.
Ravens POV: I am not sure how this even happens, but it did. I expect to see Conor back inside of the Octagon next year when the UFC is able to run events with fans again in order to give McGregor a piece of the live gate.