After losing his first first since 2011, and having his historic championship run ended at UFC 227, Demetrious Johnson is no longer a top five, pound-for-pound fighter…according to the folks who determine the UFC’s ranks.
As you know, Johnson lost via split decision to Henry Cejudo last weekend, after defending the flyweight title a record, 11 times. Well, the new rankings are out for the promotion, and Johnson has dropped four spots in the pound-for-pound ranks, and is now #6.
TJ Dillashaw, who quickly defeated Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227, moved up three spots in the P4P ranks and is now #3. Conor McGregor, who hasn’t fought in the Octagon since 2016, moved up a slot and is #2.
Light-heavyweight and heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier continues to hold down the #1 ranking.
Another big mover in the latest ranks was Renato “Moicano”, who after submitting Cub Swanson on Saturday, has jumped up 6 spots at 145 and is now #4. Swanson slipped two slots and is now #7.