UFC Rankings Update: Diaz Topples Maynard, MacDonald Moves Ahead Of Lawler (?)

Nate Diaz smashed Gray Maynard in their TUF 18 Finale rubber match, sending the troubled Lightweight challenger to the mat and also bumping himself up in the 155lb. rankings. Diaz now fills the number five spot, and Maynard falls from his original fifth, to Diaz’s old eighth spot.

Diaz will arguably deserve a big scrap in his next outing, and the top ten is a very busy place right now. Maynard may not even be included in the next top 10 update, as a retirement speech is the next thing most fans expect to hear from him.

Another update in the rankings is happening at Welterweight, and I do hope it is a mistake. If it’s not, there needs to be a review of the system. Rory MacDonald has moved up one spot and knocked Robbie Lawler from his number three spot.

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That’s right, Lawler defeated MacDonald at UFC 167 in dominant fashion, shooting up the rankings to number three and is knocked from his lofty position for no apparent reason. There is no explanation that I could say would give justice to this rankings shift.

Check out the official rankings courtesy of UFC.com

Champion: Anthony Pettis
1. Ben Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. T.J. Grant
4. Josh Thomson
5. Nate Diaz +3
6. Rafael dos Anjos
7. Khabib Nurmagomedov
8. Gray Maynard -3
9. Donald Cerrone
10. Jim Miller

Champion: Georges St-Pierre
1. Johny Hendricks
2. Carlos Condit
3. Rory MacDonald +1
4. Robbie Lawler -1
5. Jake Ellenberger
6. Demian Maia
7. Jake Shields
8. Martin Kampmann +1
9. Matt Brown -1
10. Nick Diaz