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Conor McGregor drops out of Top 5 in official UFC rankings update

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It’s been a rough couple of days for Conor McGregor, who not only broke his leg in the UFC 264 main event — registering his second straight loss to Dustin Poirier in the process — but also fell out of the Top 5 for the first time since moving up to lightweight back in late 2016.

And there’s nothing he can do about it until 2022.

“Notorious” dropped to No. 7 at 155 pounds behind former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (No. 6) and ex-interim titleholder Tony Ferguson (No. 5). Poirier holds his position at No. 1 and will move on to challenge division champion Charles Oliveira later this year.

Here’s how UFC compiles its “official” rankings:

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, T = tie, *NR = Not previously ranked).

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Jon Jones
2. Kamaru Usman
3. Israel Adesanya
4. Alexander Volkanovski
5. Francis Ngannou
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Jan Blachowicz -1
8. Stipe Miocic
9. Max Holloway
10. Charles Oliveira
11. (T) Robert Whittaker
11. (T) Brandon Moreno +1
13. Petr Yan
14. Justin Gaethje
15. Aljamain Sterling

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Brandon Moreno

1. Deiveson Figueiredo
2. Askar Askarov
3. Alexandre Pantoja
4. Alex Perez
5. Joseph Benavidez
6. Brandon Royval
7. Kai Kara France
8. Rogerio Bontorin
9. Matt Schnell
10. Tim Elliott
11. David Dvorak
12. Raulian Paiva
13. Matheus Nicolau +1
14. Su Mudaerji -1
14. Amir Albazi

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: Aljamain Sterling

1. Petr Yan
2. Cory Sandhagen
3. Rob Font
4. Jose Aldo
5. Cody Garbrandt
6. Marlon Moraes
7. Frankie Edgar
8. Pedro Munhoz
9. Dominick Cruz
10. Merab Dvalishvili
11. Raphael Assuncao
12. Jimmie Rivera
13. Marlon Vera
14. Kyler Phillips +1
15. Cody Stamann -1

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI

1. Max Holloway
2. Brian Ortega
3. Yair Rodriguez
4. Chan Sung Jung
5. Calvin Kattar
6. Arnold Allen
7. Josh Emmett -1
8. Dan Ige
9. Edson Barboza
10. Giga Chikadze
11. Bryce Mitchell +1
12. Sodiq Yusuff -1
13. Movsar Evloev
14. Shane Burgos
15. Ilia Topuria *NR

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: Charles Oliveira

1. Dustin Poirier
2. Justin Gaethje
3. Beneil Dariush
4. Michael Chandler
5. Tony Ferguson +1
6. Rafael dos Anjos +1
7. Conor McGregor -2
8. Dan Hooker
9. Islam Makhachev
10. Gregor Gillespie
11. Kevin Lee
12. Diego Ferreira
13. Brad Riddell
14. Thiago Moises
15. Arman Tsarukyan

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Colby Covington
2. Gilbert Burns
3. Leon Edwards
4. Stephen Thompson
5. Michael Chiesa +1
6. Vicente Luque -1
7. Jorge Masvidal
8. Neil Magny
9. Belal Muhammed
10. Geoff Neal
11. Demian Maia
12. Li Jingliang
13. Santiago Ponzinibbio
14. Sean Brady
15. Muslim Salikhov

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

1. Robert Whittaker
2. Paulo Costa
3. Jared Cannonier
4. Marvin Vettori
5. Derek Brunson
6. Jack Hermansson
7. Darren Till
8. Uriah Hall
9. Kelvin Gastelum
10. Edmen Shahbazyan
11. Sean Strickland
12. Brad Tavares +3
13. Chris Weidman -1
14. Kevin Holland
15. Omari Akhmedov -2

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Jan Blachowicz

1. Glover Teixeira
2. Jiri Prochazka
3. Aleksandar Rakic
4. Thiago Santos
5. Dominick Reyes
6. Anthony Smith
7. Magomed Ankalaev
8. Volkan Oezdemir
9. Nikita Krylov
10. Johnny Walker
11. Ryan Spann
12. Paul Craig
13. Misha Cirkunov
14. Jim Crute
15. Jamall Hill

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Francis Ngannou

1. Stipe Miocic
2. Derrick Lewis
3. Ciryl Gane
4. Curtis Blaydes
5. Alexander Volkov
6. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
7. Shamil Abdurakhimov
8. Marcin Tybura
9. Augusto Sakai
10. Chris Daukaus
11. Blagoy Ivanov +2
12. Walt Harris -1
13. Tom Aspinall -1
14. Sergey Spivac
15. Sergei Pavlovich -1

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Amanda Nunes
2. Valentina Shevchenko
3. Rose Namajunas
4. Weili Zhang
5. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
6. Jessica Andrade
7. Germaine De Randamie
8. Holly Holm
9. Carla Esparza
10. Aspen Ladd
11. Katlyn Chookagian
12. Mackenzie Dern
13. Lauen Murphy
14. Yan Xiaonan
15. Julianna Pena

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: ROSE NAMAJUNAS

1. Zhang Weili
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
3. Carla Esparza
4. Yan Xiaonan
5. Mackenzie Dern +1
6. Marina Rodriguez -1
7. Nina Nunes
8. Claudia Gadelha
9. Michelle Waterson
10. Tecia Torres
11. Amanda Ribas
12. Angela Hill
13. Virna Jandiroba
14. Amanda Lemos
15. Felice Herrig

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

1. Jessica Andrade
2. Katlyn Chookagian
3. Lauren Murphy
4. Jennifer Maia
5. Cynthia Calvillo
6. Joanne Calderwood
7. Viviane Araujo +1
8. Jessica Eye -1
9. Roxanne Modafferi
10. Alexa Grasso
11. Andrea Lee
12. Talia Santos
13. Miranda Maverick +1
14. Maycee Barber -1
15. Montana De La Rosa

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

1. Germaine de Randamie
2. Holly Holm
3. Aspen Ladd
4. Irene Aldana
5. Julianna Pena +1
6. Yana Kunitskaya -1
7. Ketlen Vieira
8. Sara McMann
9. Macy Chiasson
10. Lina Lansberg
11. Pannie Kianzad
12. Marion Reneau
13. Sijara Eubanks
14. Julia Avila
15. Karol Rosa

There you have it.

You can expect these rankings to change around this time next week — particularly in the lightweight division — following the UFC Vegas 31: “Makhachev vs. Moises” event on Sat., July 17, 2021 from inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For much more on that upcoming fight card click here.