CONOR McGREGOR was KO’d from the UFC’s pound-for-pound top ten rankings but old nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov is still the No1 king.
The Notorious was TKO’d by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in January and has not returned to the octagon since his disappointing defeat on Fight Island.
The Irishman has fallen off the rankings after Polish champ Jan Blachowicz surged eight places up the ladder following his shock victory over Israel Adesanya.
But it is unbeaten Russian Khabib who still tops the pile – hinting The Eagle may yet return to action despite announcing his retirement last year.
UFC president Dana White confirmed he is still working on plans to get Khabib out of retirement and into the cage in September.
The American exec plans to dine with the lightweight king as he attempts to persuade him back for one final fight.
Khabib has kept his belt since announcing he was quitting in October and will NOT be stripped of his title ahead of a potential comeback.
He was in attendance at UFC 259 to see Kiwi Adesanya suffer his first career defeat after stepping up to light heavyweight.
Blachowicz defended his title with a unanimous points victory which scuppered Stylebender’s aim to become the organisation’s fifth Champ Champ.
Courtesy of his loss, Adesanya has dropped three places down to No6 but is till two spots ahead of the Pole who rises to No8.