UFC pound-for-pound rankings released for first time since Khabib retirement with Jon Jones top of the list

JON JONES is back at the top of the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings following the confirmation of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement from MMA.

The Eagle confirmed his retirement – which he first announced last October – on Thursday night during a dinner with UFC president Dana White.

Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed his retirement in a meeting with UFC chief Dana White
Former long-reigning light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones is now to of the UFC’s P4P rankings

And the promotion have already updated their rankings following The Eagle’s confirmation he won’t return to the cage.

Broadcast partner TSN revealed the UFC’s latest pound-for-pound list on Saturday afternoon.

And it saw Jones, who was ranked at No.1 before Nurmagomedov took the crown last October, placed back at the summit of the rankings.

Jones’ move back to top spot didn’t come as a huge surprise to many.

But not everyone agreed with the decision to anoint the former long-reigning light-heavyweight champion as the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet.

One UFC fan tweeted: “P4P rankings are a total joke.”

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Another said: “Jon Jones at #1 is hilarious.

“[Kamaru] Usman currently has the advantage in almost every single category you could imagine that matters for P4P.”

And another said: “I don’t think Jon deserves to be #1 with his recent performances.

“This ain’t a GOAT list, it’s a current p4p #1 list.”

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Jones, 33, took exception to Nurmagomedov’s request to be put at the top of pound-for-pound rankings after his submission victory Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

He tweeted: “15 world titles, numbers don’t lie.”

And the New Yorker once again took aim at the Russian early on Friday morning, posting a meme mocking the Dagestani destroyer’s four wins in UFC title fights compared to his 15.

The now-deleted Instagram post’s accompanying caption read: “Nothing wrong with going out on top, enjoy retirement kid.”