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UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings Updated Following Khabib Nurmagomedov's Retirement

UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings Updated Following Khabib Nurmagomedov's Retirement

Stipe Miocic, Israel Adesanya and Conor McGregor all feature.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

The UFC have updated their pound-for-pound rankings after Dana White confirmed Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement.

White took to social media to announce Nurmagomedov's retirement from mixed-martial-arts after trying to lure him back to the Octagon.

Former P4P king Nurmagomedov walks away from the promotion as the best fighter in the company and the UFC lightweight champion.

Top contenders Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will compete for the vacant 155lbs championship while a new fighter has replaced Nurmagomedov as the best pound-for-pound fighter.

Jon Jones has reclaimed his spot as the UFC pound-for-pound king as he prepares to fight for the UFC heavyweight title later this year.

Kamaru Usman, Stipe Miocic, Alexander Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya are ranked second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Dustin Poirier, Jan Blachowicz, Max Holloway, Deiveson Figueiredo and Justin Gaethje make up the top ten.

Petr Yan, Robert Whittaker, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling and Conor McGregor, who returns to the list, complete the updated UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings:

1. Jon Jones

2. Kamaru Usman

3. Stipe Miocic

4. Alexander Volkanovski

5. Israel Adesanya

6. Dustin Poirier

7. Jan Blachowicz

8. Max Holloway

9. Deiveson Figueiredo

10. Justin Gaethje

11. Petr Yan

12. Robert Whittaker

13. Francis Ngannou

14. Aljamain Sterling

15. Conor McGregor

Image: UFC
Image: UFC

As for the UFC lightweight rankings, as mentioned above, a new champion will be crowned when Oliveira and Chandler clash in the main-event of UFC 262 on May 15.

Though Poirier is currently ranked the No.1 fighter in the division following his sensational victory over McGregor at UFC 257.

Gaethje, Oliveira, Chandler and Tony Ferguson make up the top five.

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Jon Jones, Dustin Poirier, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, Dana White