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Georges St-Pierre just surpassed Conor McGregor in latest UFC rankings update

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This is the part where I usually talk about the most recent UFC event, in this case UFC Fight Night 120, and how the winners (and losers) found new homes on the "official" UFC rankings list.

Not this time.

While Dustin Poirier did climb the lightweight ladder by knocking around Anthony Pettis (see it), the big news here is newly-crowned middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre jumping up one spot in the pound-for-pound rankings, unseating lightweight kingpin Conor McGregor in the process.

Perhaps punishment for this? If so, there was a lot of revenge rankings this week, as Paige VanZant dropped two places without competing, likely due to this.

Here's how the rankings work, courtesy of UFC.com:

Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC. A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.

Take a look at what the latest rankings field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Georges St-Pierre +1
3 Conor McGregor -1
4 Max Holloway
5 Daniel Cormier
6 TJ Dillashaw +1
7 Stipe Miocic -1
8 Tyron Woodley
9 Tony Ferguson
10 Cris Cyborg +1
11 Cody Garbrandt -1
12 Amanda Nunes
13 Robert Whittaker +1
14 Jose Aldo -1
15 Joanna Jedrzejczyk

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Ray Borg
4 Sergio Pettis
5 Jussier Formiga
6 Wilson Reis
7 Brandon Moreno
8 Ben Nguyen
9 John Moraga
10 Dustin Ortiz -1
11 Tim Elliott
12 Alexandre Pantoja
13 Louis Smolka
14 Deiveson Figueiredo
15 Magomed Bibulatov -1

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1 Cody Garbrandt
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Raphael Assuncao +1
4 Jimmie Rivera -1
5 John Lineker
6 Bryan Caraway
7 Marlon Moraes +2
8 Aljamain Sterling -1
9 John Dodson -1
10 Thomas Almeida
11 Pedro Munhoz
12 Eddie Wineland
13 Rob Font +1
14 Matthew Lopez -1
15 Johnny Eduardo

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Max Holloway
1 Jose Aldo
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Ricardo Lamas
4 Cub Swanson
5 Chan Sung Jung
6 Brian Ortega
7 Yair Rodriguez
8 Jeremy Stephens
9 Darren Elkins
10 Renato Moicano
11 Dennis Bermudez
12 Dooho Choi
13 Mirsad Bektic
14 Myles Jury
15 Jason Knight

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Conor McGregor
1 Tony Ferguson (Interim Champion)
2 Khabib Nurmagomedov
3 Edson Barboza
4 Eddie Alvarez
5 Justin Gaethje
6 Nate Diaz
7 Dustin Poirier +1
8 Kevin Lee -1
9 Michael Chiesa +1
10 Al Iaquinta +1
11 Michael Johnson -2
12 Beneil Dariush
13 Anthony Pettis
14 James Vick *NR
15 Evan Dunham -1

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Stephen Thompson
2 Robbie Lawler
3 Colby Covington
4 Rafael Dos Anjos +1
5 Demian Maia -1
6 Jorge Masvidal
7 Darren Till +1
8 Carlos Condit -1
9 Donald Cerrone
10 Santiago Ponzinibbio
11 Neil Magny
12 Kamaru Usman
13 Gunnar Nelson
14 Dong Hyun Kim
15 Alex Oliveira

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Georges St-Pierre
1 Robert Whittaker (Interim Champion)
2 Michael Bisping
3 Yoel Romero
4 Luke Rockhold
5 Jacare Souza
6 Chris Weidman
7 Derek Brunson
8 Anderson Silva
9 Kelvin Gastelum
10 David Branch
11 Uriah Hall +1
12 Vitor Belfort -1
13 Krzysztof Jotko
14 Lyoto Machida
15 Paulo Costa

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Alexander Gustafsson
2 Volkan Oezdemir
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Jimi Manuwa
5 Ovince Saint Preux
6 Mauricio Rua
7 Misha Cirkunov
8 Corey Anderson
9 Ilir Latifi
10 Patrick Cummins
11 Rogerio Nogueira
12 Gadzhimurad Antigulov
13 Tyson Pedro
14 Jan Blachowicz
15 Jared Cannonier *NR

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Stipe Miocic
1 Alistair Overeem
2 Fabricio Werdum
3 Cain Velasquez
4 Francis Ngannou
5 Mark Hunt
6 Derrick Lewis
7 Alexander Volkov
8 Marcin Tybura
9 Curtis Blaydes
10 Stefan Struve
11 Aleksei Oleinik
12 Andrei Arlovski +1
13 Junior Albini -1
14 Travis Browne
15 Tim Johnson

WOMEN'S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Rose Namajunas
1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
2 Jessica Andrade
3 Claudia Gadelha
4 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
5 Tecia Torres
6 Michelle Waterson
7 Cynthia Calvillo
8 Carla Esparza
9 Felice Herrig
10 Alexa Grasso +1
11 Cortney Casey +1
12 Paige VanZant -2
13 Joanne Calderwood
14 Randa Markos
15 Maryna Moroz

WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Valentina Shevchenko
2 Holly Holm
3 Julianna Pena
4 Raquel Pennington
5 Ronda Rousey
6 Cat Zingano
7 Sara McMann
8 Ketlen Vieira
9 Germaine de Randamie
10 Alexis Davis
11 Liz Carmouche
12 Marion Reneau
13 Katlyn Chookagian
14 Bethe Correia
15 Leslie Smith

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in roughly one week -- especially in the heavyweight division -- when the UFC Fight Night 121 event on FOX Sports 1, headlined by the 265-pound showdown between Fabricio Werdum and Marcin Tybura, takes place inside Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia (more on that fight card here).

Until then, let us know what you think of the latest rankings movement in the comments section below.