Conor McGregor’s UFC ranking updated after shock Dustin Poirier defeat

Conor McGregor has dropped to No.6 in the latest UFC lightweight rankings.

The former two-weight world champion suffered a shock defeat by Dustin Porier in their rematch in Abu Dhabi last weekend.

McGregor was stopped in the second round as he suffered his second loss in his last three fights to leave him with a record of 3-3 in his last six bouts and 9-3 in the UFC overall.

McGregor had been ranked No.4 at lightweight behind Justin Gaethje, Poirier and Charles Oliviera but has now slipped below Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler.

Khabib Nurmagomedov remains the 155lb champion but is not expected to fight again while Poirier moves up to No.1 and is set for a title shot in his next bout.

Conor McGregor was beaten by Dustin Poirier

Nurmagomedov announced his retirement following his win over Gaetjhe last October but has yet to give up his belt.

The Dagestan native is expected to do that shortly however as he prepares to hold further talks with UFC president Dana White.

That would likely leave Poirier to fight for the belt against either Oliveira or Chandler with the latter announcing his arrival in the UFC with a stunning first-round knockout of Dan Hooker.

McGregor, meanwhile, insists he has no plans to walk away from the sport.

“I just have to dust it off and come back and that’s what I will do. I need activity, you don’t get away with being inactive in this business,” he said after his first fight for 12 months.

“As long as you stay active and as long as you compete, things shape around you. You show up, you reap the rewards. That’s what happened for Dustin and it’s what’s happened against me.

“I’ll keep my eyes on the prize. Don’t write me off yet, I’ll make my adjustments and keep moving. I’ll go back, get healthy and I’ll re-prepare. I’ve got to a great place in my body physically and I’ll continue to grow that.”

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