THE updated UFC pound-for-pound rankings have been revealed – but Brit Leon Edwards hasn’t moved up in the list despite his win over Kamaru Usman.
The Brummie retained the welterweight title at The O2 last weekend with a majority decision victory over the former P4P king.
But despite closing the book on his rivalry with The Nigerian Nightmare, he remains in fourth spot in the prestigious list.
Edwards trails lightweight, featherweight and heavyweight champions Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkanovski and Jon Jones in the elite list.
Two-division champion Jones returned to the summit of the rankings earlier this month with a two-minute submission of Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 in Las Vegas.
Defeat to Rocky has seen Usman fall three places in the list to eighth spot, with Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira and Aljamain Sterling now ahead of him.
Former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira sits in ninth place, while men’s flyweight champion Brandon Moreno occupies tenth.
Jiri Prochazka, Dustin Poirier, Jamahal Hill and Robert Whittaker occupy eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth place respectively.
And the top-15 is rounded out by former long-reigning featherweight champion Max Holloway, who will be back in action next month against Brit Arnold Allen.
There’s no room on the list for UFC poster boy Conor McGregor, who has lost three of his last five octagon outings.
Former two-division champion McGregor sat at No 2 in the list after becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously.
But he crashed out of the rankings in March 2021 – four months ahead of his trilogy fight with Poirier.
McGregor, 34, hasn’t set foot inside the octagon since breaking his leg in his rubber match with The Diamond.
But he’s set to return to action later this year in a welterweight showdown with Michael Chandler, although a date for the bout has yet to be finalised.
McGregor’s return to the cage hinges on when he re-enters the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s testing pool, which he must be in for a minimum of six months before he can compete.
He could, however, return sooner if he’s granted an exemption by both the UFC and USADA.
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