Conor McGregor removed from UFC rankings

Conor McGregor removed from UFC rankings

Former two-weight champion of the UFC, Conor McGregor, has left the organization’s lightweight rankings, which until recently held the fourteenth line.

His place in the top 15 of the lightweight division was taken by the American Grant Dawson, who has fought eight fights under the banner of the strongest league in the world since 2019, without suffering a single defeat.

The 34-year-old Irishman leaves the organization’s official rankings for the first time since 2014, when he was ranked 12th in the UFC Featherweight division ahead of the duel with Diego Branadao at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin.

In November 2016, McGregor topped the UFC lightweight rankings by taking the championship belt from Eddie Alvarez. After taking a two-year pause after that, the Irish fighter returned to the octagon in October 2018, losing by submission in the fourth round to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Fifteen months later, McGregor dealt with Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds, and then lost twice ahead of schedule to Dustin Poirier, in the last duel having received a serious leg fracture.

Presumably, the return of Conor McGregor will take place next summer, and former Bellator champion Michael Chandler may become his rival.