Following his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, Conor McGregor has seen a significant drop in the newly released pound-for-pound rankings.
Previously ranked 2nd in the pound-for-pound ranking, Conor has dropped to No. 8 spot, a position previously taken by his last opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Whereas Khabib is now number 2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter.
Henry Cejudo has moved 2 spots up and is now No. 9 ranked pound-for-pound fighter, sharing the spot with the former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
Cris Cyborg has dropped one spot, now No. 11 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the rankings.
The newly released pound-for-pound rank list shows American Kickboxing Academy’s dominance in MMA as the top two spots are now occupied by fighters from the American Kickboxing Academy, as Khabib Nurmagomedov is just below light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier.
And in the lightweight division rankings (155 lbs), McGregor has dropped to No. 2 and has been replaced by former interim champion Tony Ferguson, who is coming from a tremendous victory over Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 229.
And in the post-fight press conference at UFC 229, Tony Ferguson said that he is open to fighting both Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov.