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Conor McGregor might hold two championship belts simultaneously, but he's not the Number 1 pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world, according to UFC rankings released today.

McGregor, who smashed Eddie Alvarez at to win the lightweight championship, moved to Number 2 in the rankings, up two spots from Number 4. has a record of 21-3, with his only UFC loss coming by way of rear-naked choke to Nate Diaz earlier this year--a loss he avenged just a few months later.

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson remains Number 1.

With McGregor rising two spots, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier drop to the Number 3 and Number 4 spots, respectively.

Former lightweight champion Jose Aldo maintains his spot at Number 5, followed by UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at Number 6, who is also unchanged.

, the UFC strawweight champion, moved up one spot to Number 7. as did UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to Number 8 and middleweight champion Michael Bisping to Number 9. Woodley fought to a draw against Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson at UFC 205 and Bisping defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 204 by decision.

Making her Top 10 debut is , who appeared in the Number 15 spot a few weeks ago after defeating Lina Lansberg in September.

Rounding out the Top 15 are Robbie Lawler and Luke Rockhold, who stay at Number 11 and Number 12, followed by Amanda Nunes, the UFC women's bantamweight champion, who is up two spots to Number 13. TJ Dillashaw drops down one spot to Number 14 and lightweight title contender debuts at Number 15, after submitting Michael Johnson at UFC 205. Nurmagomedov wants a title shot against McGregor and has threatened to leave the company if he doesn't get what he wants.


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