Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts to the fresh UFC Men’s P4P rankings

UFC legend and 2024 modern wing hall of famer inductee Khabib Nurmagomedov was mighty impressed by the freshly released P4P rankings

The UFC has done a magnificent job of scouting talents from across the globe, and structuring a well managed system where the best end up fighting the best. The fresh crop of talent in the UFC roaster are amongst the finest we have seen in a long time.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov at an Eagle Fighting Championship event

Former UFC lightweight champion and arguably the most dominant fighter in UFC history Khabib Nurmagomedov was mighty impressed by the Men’s P4P rankings. Kamaru Usman, Alexander Volkanovski, Israel Adesanya, and Charles Oliveira have been on a rampant journey, destroying all competition the UFC has presented them with. This sort of run is seemingly unheard of, and Khabib took notice.

He posted an image of the P4P top five together, expressing how galvanized he is by the impressive run of these champions, and said that the the company has some impressive fighters. Now that he’s incorporated the role of a promoter, he understands the immense potential that the UFC is presented with to market these warriors.

He wrote, ‘Wow, very impressive list of warriors, they deserve everything.
At he moment the @ufc has some very impressive fighters.
@espnmma @danawhite’

UFC fighter rankings: Here’s the major ranking changes in the UFC roaster following UFC 274

UFC 274 was an emotional transience- from the build up, to the champion missing weight, and all of it was capped off by some brilliant and some forgetful performances. It was palpable, that this would directly impact the rankings, and it did in spectacular fashion.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the changes in fighter rankings post UFC 274.

Men’s P4P – Oliveira jumps up one spot to be ranked fourth now, which dropped Francis Ngannou to five. Aljamain Sterling moved up a rank higher for a tie at nine with Jon Jones. Robert Whittaker is up one to 14, pushing Brandon Moreno down to 15.

Heavyweight – No changes.

Light Heavyweight – No changes.

Middleweight – No changes.

Welterweight – No changes.

Lightweight – The entire division took a topsy-turvy curve to sixes and sevens in the freshly released rankings. With the lightweight belt being vacant now, everyone moved down a spot. Oliveira is the undeniable number one contender, with Dustin Poirier dropping to two. Gaethje moves down to the third position, while Dagestani Islam Makhachev is down to four. Beneil Dariush falls two slots to six. Rafael dos Anjos is down one to seven. Ferguson sees a massive fall from three to ten.

Featherweight – No changes.

Bantamweight – No changes.

Flyweight – Alexandre Pantoja moves back up for tied position at three with Askar Askarov. Brandon Royval’s quick win on the weekend moves him up to four, pushing Alex Perez to five.

Women’s P4P – Julianna Pena rises to the third position, with Thug Rose moving down to four. New champ Esparza is up two spots to six. Jessica Andrade and Holly Holm go down one spot each to seven and eight respectively. Mackenzie Dern and Irene Aldana exchange the 12 and 13 spots.

Women’s Bantamweight – Pannie Kianzad passes Miesha Tate for the nine spot, dropping the former champ to ten.

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Women’s Flyweight – Tracy Cortez enters the rankings for the first time at 15.

Women’s Strawweight – Esparza sits atop the division. Namajunas is the number one contender, with Zhang Weili dropping to two. Yan Xiaonan moves up into a tie for five with Andrade.

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