Diaz defeat sees McGregor take a tumble in the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings

The featherweight champion has fallen five places after last weekend’s result.

Conor McGregor dejected Source: Raymond Spencer/INPHO

CONOR MCGREGOR HAS slid five places in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings after his UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz.

On Saturday night, the Dubliner was submitted in the second round and suffered a first defeat since going down to Joe Duffy back in 2010.

Having held third place behind Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson, The Notorious has been leapfrogged by middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, as well as Dominick Cruz, Fabricio Werdum, original opponent Rafael dos Anjos and welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.

Meanwhile, Frankie Edgar is up two to 11th and TJ Dillashaw drops to 13th after his defeat to Cruz in January.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk jumps one place and new women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate replaces the fighter she overcame last weekend – Holly Holm – in 15th.

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