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UFC Rankings Update: Conor McGregor Continues to Drop, “Jacare” Souza Replaces “Shogun” Rua

The UFC has posted the promotion’s latest rankings, following UFC Sao Paulo, and Conor McGregor [1] has slipped further down the promotion’s pound-for-pound ranks.

Conor McGregor
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McGregor’s slide

Although neither McGregor or anyone else currently ranked in the top 15 of the P4P ranks competed last weekend, the Irish star dropped two spots. As a result, the former featherweight and lightweight champ is ranked #14 in the P4p bracket.  [2]

Former middleweight champ, Robert Whittaker, moved up one spot and is now #13.

“Jacare” Souza moves into the top 15 at 205

Although “Jacare” Souza [3] came up short in his light-heavyweight debut at UFC Sao Paulo, as he lost via split decision to contender, Jan Blachowicz, the former middleweight has cracked the top 15. Souza is now ranked #15 in the 205 ranks.

“Shogun” Rua, meanwhile, has dropped out of the top 15. The legendary fighter faced Paul Craig at the recent event, and the bout was declared a split draw.

Also a point of interest, former champ Daniel Cormier dropped down from the #1 contender spot in the light-heavyweight ranks to #2. Thiago Santos, who lost via split decision to champion Jon Jones this past summer, moved up one position to #1.

Here is the explanation as to how the UFC’s ranks are determined:

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.