3 fighters who are still better than Conor McGregor, pound-for-pound

Thursday, January 26, 2017

UFC superstar Conor McGregor made history at UFC 205 by capturing the UFC Lightweight world title, making him the only fighter in UFC history to hold two titles in different divisions simultaneously.  The craziest part about that feat? He defeated Eddie Alvarez like it was a walk in the park.

Conor McGregor is a special talent as well as an amazing fighter, that makes no doubt. McGregor’s stock, popularity and influence are currently at an all-time high. It is thus easy for observers to get a tad bit carried away and proclaim he’s the best thing since sliced bread. Well, spoiler: he’s not. He’s not even the current best fighter in the world, pound-for-pound. And that’s fine!

The Irishman still has a lot of room for progress. Let’s have a look at 3 fighters Conor McGregor has yet to surpass when it comes to pound-for-pound rankings.

3) Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson is the first and only UFC Flyweight champ. He is only 30-year-old, yet he has already defended his title a whopping 8 times in a deep division. UFC commentator Joe Rogan considers him the most well-rounded fighter in the UFC roster today and I would tend to agree with him. If you’re a technique freak and looking over a special talent to watch perform inside the Octagon then look no further than Demetrious Johnson.

Next: Jon Jones