Official UFC rankings updated after UFC on Fox 9: Georges St-Pierre goes missing, Ronda Rousey creeps into pound-for-pound conversation

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday night's UFC on Fox 9 event, which includes three contributions from staff members. Check out the big mixed martial arts (MMA) movers and shakers below.

The latest "official" Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings are out with the conclusion of UFC on Fox 9, which took place last weekend (Sat., Dec. 14, 2013) at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

And in an eery turn of events, former UFC Welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, is nowhere to be found on the 170-pound -- or pound-for-pound -- lists.

That's because "Rush" decide to take a break from mixed martial arts (MMA), vacating his belt to regroup and recharge. And apparently -- with no definitive date for a potential return -- it seems UFC officials felt the best thing to do was to take "Rush" out of the mix altogether.

It's a development that will undoubtedly raise a few eyebrows and cause some heated debates.

In addition, John Dodson reclaimed the No. 1 contender's spot at Flyweight after division kingpin Demetrious Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez in the very first round in the aforementioned UFC on Fox 9 main event.

Meanwhile, Scott Jorgensen took a big stumble at Bantamweight, dropping three spots to No. 10 following his loss to Zack Makovsky over the weekend. And perhaps some fight fans will be surprised to see UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey make her way to the No. 10 spot on the pound-for-pound list.

Below are the updated rankings (+/- = movement in rankings):


1.Jon Jones
2.Jose Aldo +1
3.Anderson Silva +1
4.Cain Velasquez +1
5.Demetrious Johnson +2
6.Renan Barao
7.Anthony Pettis +1
8.Chris Weidman +1
9.Benson Henderson +1
10.Ronda Rousey *NR


Champion : Demetrious Johnson
1.John Dodson +1
2.Joseph Benavidez -1
3.Ian McCall
4.John Moraga
5.John Lineker
6.Jussier Formiga
7.Ali Bagautinov +2
8.Timothy Elliott
9.Chris Cariaso -2
10.Louis Gaudinot


Champion : Dominick Cruz
1.Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2.Urijah Faber
3.Michael McDonald
4.Raphael Assuncao
5.Eddie Wineland
6.Brad Pickett
7.TJ Dillashaw +1
8.Mike Easton +1
9.Takeya Mizugaki +1
10.Scott Jorgensen -3


Champion : Jose Aldo
1.Chad Mendes
2.Ricardo Lamas
3.Frankie Edgar
4.Cub Swanson
5.Chan Sung Jung
6.Dustin Poirier
7.Dennis Siver
8.Nik Lentz
9.Clay Guida
10.Darren Elkins


Champion : Anthony Pettis
1.Benson Henderson
2.Gilbert Melendez
3.TJ Grant
4.Josh Thomson
5.Nate Diaz
6.Rafael dos Anjos
7.Khabib Nurmagomedov
8.Donald Cerrone
9.Gray Maynard
10.Jim Miller


1.Johny Hendricks
2.Carlos Condit
3.Robbie Lawler
4.Rory MacDonald
5.Jake Ellenberger
6.Demian Maia
7.Jake Shields
8.Matt Brown +1
9.Martin Kampmann -1
10.Nick Diaz


Champion : Chris Weidman
1.Anderson Silva
2.Vitor Belfort
3.Ronaldo Souza
4.Lyoto Machida
5.Michael Bisping
6.Luke Rockhold
7.Mark Munoz
8.Francis Carmont
9.Tim Kennedy
10.Costa Philippou

Light Heavyweight

Champion : Jon Jones
1.Alexander Gustafsson
2.Glover Teixeira
3.Rashad Evans
4.Phil Davis
5.Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
6.Mauricio Rua
7.Dan Henderson
8.Chael Sonnen
9.Gegard Mousasi
10.Lyoto Machida


Champion : Cain Velasquez
1.Junior Dos Santos
2.Fabricio Werdum
3.Daniel Cormier
4.Antonio Silva
5.Travis Browne
6.Josh Barnett
7.Mark Hunt +1
8.Alistair Overeem -1
9.Frank Mir
10.Stipe Miocic

Women's Bantamweight

Champion : Ronda Rousey
1.Cat Zingano
2.Miesha Tate
3.Alexis Davis
4.Sara McMann
5.Sarah Kaufman
6.Liz Carmouche
7.Jessica Eye
8.Amanda Nunes
9.Jessica Andrade
10.Germaine de Randamie

There you have it Maniacs, we know you might have something to say about St-Pierre's absence and "Rowdy's" presence in the pound-for-pound list, so sound off in the comment section below.

To compare these to the last official UFC rankings click here.

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