Daniel Cormier Moves Up to No. 1 Pound-for-Pound In New UFC Rankings

Daniel Cormier is the double champ and he's now the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport after the new UFC rankings were released.

Daniel Cormier is the first fighter in UFC history to hold the heavyweight and light heavyweight titles and now he can add one more accomplishment to his resume.

The No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.

On Wednesday night it was revealed that Cormier has leapt up to the top of the mythical pound-for-pound list according to the official UFC rankings as he attains the No. 1 spot after his first round knockout against former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

Cormier jumped over several fighters to get to the top spot including reigning flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who is now at No. 2 overall.

Cormier earned his spot with the win over Miocic to become only the second fighter to ever hold two titles simultaneously in the UFC alongside Conor McGregor, who achieved the feat back in 2016.

Cormier’s win over Miocic also moved him to 14-0 in his career as a heavyweight, which is where he started after transitioning to mixed martial arts from wrestling before eventually dropping down to 205 pounds.

It’s going to be awfully hard to knock Cormier from that top spot for at least the next nine months as he has a finite time left in the sport as the reigning heavyweight champion has said he will retire by the time he turns 40 in March 2019.

For now, Cormier can enjoy his position as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport while holding both titles with the UFC not expected to take either one away from him any time soon.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.

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