Conor McGregor Slips Down The UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings
Conor McGregor has dropped down to twelfth place in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings having not won a fight for three years.
McGregor, 31, was previously ranked eleventh, before being overtaken by women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.
Of course, the former UFC 'champ-champ' hasn't fought since his devastating defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October and hasn't won a bout inside the famed Octagon since November 2016.
UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones remains the pound-for-pound king ahead of UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov.
Henry Cejudo, Stipe Miocic and Amanda Nunes are placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings:
1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Henry Cejudo
4. Stipe Miocic
5. Amanda Nunes
6. Daniel Cormier
7. Max Holloway
8. Kamaru Usman
9. Robert Whittaker
10. Tony Ferguson
11. Valentina Shevchenko
12. Conor McGregor
13. Dustin Poirier
14. Israel Adesanya
15 Tyron Woodley
McGregor continues to tease a return to the UFC with hints on social media. He recently uploaded an interesting message on social media regarding his comeback.
He shared a picture of himself in Reebok clothing, accompanied with the words: "Gearing up for my next challenge".
Dana White shot down the idea of McGregor competing on December 14, but the Irishman has hit back...:eyes::punch:https://t.co/ZU2iYAHr9N
- SPORTbible (@sportbible) September 26, 2019
His coach, meanwhile, wants him to face Frankie Edgar on his UFC return.
"I think him, and Frankie Edgar would be a great fight," said John Kavanagh.
"I think it was in the works when Conor was kind of going on that featherweight tear. He's an ex-champion, great fighter. Yeah, if it was me, I would love to see the Frankie Edgar fight this year if possible. And then go on another run in 2020.
"Frankie has a style that's very difficult to deal with. But it's also one we're somewhat familiar with. Even from his first fight with [Marcus] Brimage.
"This small, fast guy, quick hands, wrestling. But Frankie's just been in there with everybody. World champion, beaten legends like B.J. Penn and so on. I just think that's a great match for the fans and for me. I'd love to see it."
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