GAFF! UFC ranks Conor McGregor best pound-for-pound weeks after Khabib Nurmagomedov achieves feat

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Watch out! Nothing can describe the huge mistake the UFC made in its pound-for-pound rankings weeks after Khabib Nurmagomedov became the first Russian fighter to become the world’s best P4P. And now Conor McGregor is the pound-for-pound king. Yes, you read that right.Shortly after his categorical victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from the sport. However, the Eagle had only one request: to make him the best pound for pound in the world, and rightly so.

Soon after, the new ranking put Khabib on top thanks to his impeccable 29-0 record and victories over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje after winning lightweight gold.

This is a mistake on the part of the UFC, and it’s safe to assume that fight fans won’t be happy about the same. At the time of writing, the UFC had placed Conor McGregor at the top of the pound-for-pound list.

Sitting in second is none other than Khabib Nurmagomedov, followed by former light and heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia looks through the Octagon at his opponent Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship fight at UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari / Zuffa LLC / Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It didn’t end there, as the UFC not only put the Notorious at the top of the P4P list, he was also ranked No.1 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

McGregor hasn’t competed in the lightweight division since UFC 229, where he suffered a fourth-round submission loss at the hands of then-reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

However, the UFC has now corrected it and the Notorious retained their 11th and 4th places in the pound-for-pound list and the UFC lightweight rankings, respectively.

Conor McGregor to make light comeback against Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor has announced his retirement several times in the past. Needless to say, the last time was no different. Shortly after his categorical victory over Donald Cerrone in January, McGregor announced his retirement after failing to find a suitable match.

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 06: (RL) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia tries to subdue Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship fight at UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari / Zuffa LLC / Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that the deal is nearing completion. The Notorious will return in 2021 to take on Dustin Poirier. Although the potential date appears to be January of next year, it has not been made official by the UFC.

Either way, Conor McGregor has done enough to become one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. However, in the wake of lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov, winning the biggest fight of his career, the fact that the Irishman was placed at the top of the P4P list was truly surprising and quite shocking.

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