Conor McGregor drops down in UFC's pound for pound rankings

Defeat to Nate Diaz has a knock-on effect

BY Raf Diallo 16:51 Tuesday 8 March 2016, 16:51 8 Mar 2016

Picture by: Eric Jamison / AP/Press Association Images

Conor McGregor has slipped back five places in the UFC's pound for pounding rankings.

The Dubliner remains in the Top 10, but is now back in eighth after his defeat to Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

That means he still remains two places ahead of Jose Aldo, who he beat in 13 seconds last December to take the UFC featherweight title.

But it also means he is now two places behind Rafael Dos Anjos, who he had been due to fight for the lightweight belt before the Brazilian suffered a foot injury two weeks ago and Diaz stepped in to complete the card.

Light heavyweight Jon Jones tops the pound-for-pound rankings ahead of Demetrious Johnson and Luke Rockhold.

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