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Latest UFC/MMA rankings (featherweight), Nov. 2014: Edgar and McGregor climb 145-pound charts

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), suddenly, has quite an exciting Featherweight division. And, at least according to 145-pound standout, Frankie Edgar, the weight class can thank Conor McGregor for its recent rise in popularity.

Let's be real!

So then it should come as no surprise that "Notorious" finally cracked the Top 10 rankings. Sure, it helps to knockoff a stalwart or two like Dustin Poirier on his climb to the top, but his loose lips and bravado are invaluable intangibles. Edgar, meanwhile, tucked a huge mixed martial arts (MMA) feather in his cap thanks to his record-setting submission over former No. 1 contender, Cub Swanson, at UFC Fight Night 57 (watch video highlights here).

With division champion Jose Aldo fresh off another big, albeit close, win over Chad Mendes at UFC 179 last month (watch video highlights here), it would seemingly make sense for McGregor and Edgar to collide in a No. 1 contender eliminator match.

But, UFC booked McGregor against un-ranked veteran Dennis Siver for the UFC Fight Night 59 main event in Jan. 2015 (see fight card here). And Edgar isn't so sure the Irishman has done enough inside the Octagon to merit a match up so soon.

So, uh, whatever! Let's just pretend we think we know who is better instead.

Your friends at, MMA Fighting and Bloody Elbow have gone global to compile a list of the 10 best fighters at 145 pounds, no matter where they compete, and this is what they came up with to close out the month of November.

Check it out:

1. Jose Aldo
2. Frankie Edgar
2. Chad Mendes
4. Ricardo Lamas
5. Cub Swanson
6. Conor McGregor
7. Patricio Freire
8. Dennis Bermudez
9. Dustin Poirier
10. Jeremy Stephens

Seems about right, right? To see how this list compares to the "official" UFC rankings click here.


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