CONOR MCGREGOR’S retirement from the UFC has seen him fall to tenth in the pound-for-pound rankings. The Irishman made the announcement last month, admitting that “the game does not excite” him anymore. McGregor, 32, had appeared to be seeking a shot at Justin Gaethje or Khabib Nurmagomedov – but grew frustrated with how long fights were taking to get on. Despite calling it quits, and his January KO of Donald Cerrone being his only win since 2016, McGregor remains in the top ten – ahead of Gaethje. The American, currently interim lightweight champion, is one place further down in 11th – despite having scored an amazing victory over Tony Ferguson back in May. Gaethje, 31. will likely get his title shot at Khabib, who himself is second in the rankings, in September – with plans for the pair to face off at UFC 253 on Fight Island.Fellow lightweight Dustin Poirier has climbed to eighth in the rankings following his brutal victory over Dan Hooker last month – while Ferguson rounds off the lightweight division’s representation at 12th. Undefeated light heavyweight Jon Jones remains at the top of the pile, having defeated Dominick Reyes in Houston at UFC 247 back in… Read full this story
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