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Jon Jones removed from UFC fighter rankings; Jose Aldo becomes new pound-for-pound best

Jon Jones is no longer UFC light heavyweight champion, he's no longer with Reebok, and for the time being he's not in the UFC's official rankings.

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As Jon Jones deals with his latest legal troubles, the UFC has taken action on the MMA star by stripping him of his light heavyweight belt (which will now be awarded to the Cormier vs. Johnson winner at UFC 187), placing him on an indefinite suspension, thus making him ineligible to be in the UFC's official rankings. His status as the #1 pound-for-pound fighter is gone, which means that Jose Aldo assumes the top spot ahead of #2 ranked Demetrious Johnson. With no incumbent light heavyweight champion, Anthony Johnson is actually elevated from #1 contender to #0.

With that in mind, we might as well take a look at the rankings scene as it stands post-UFC 186 and post-Jones suspension. You can view the full UFC rankings here. Bloody Elbow is no longer represented in the media panel.

Pound-for-Pound: With everyone bumped up one spot, Dominick Cruz re-enters the P4P list at #15.

Women's Strawweight: Maryna Moroz (#8) moves past Joanne Calderwood (#9) a full three events after actually beating her in Poland. Aisling Daly's loss knocks her down to 11th while Felice Herrig claims 10th spot. Valerie Letourneau makes her rankings debut at #15 at the expense of Bec Rawlings.

Flyweight: Jussier Formiga rounds out the top 5 after previously being tied for 4th with John Moraga.

Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling made his rankings debut at #10 last week and now he continues to move up the list at #9, dropping Bryan Caraway to 10. Thomas Almeida enters the list at 15th, sending Mitch Gagnon off the list completely.

Women's Bantamweight: Sarah Kaufman's loss to Alexis Davis drops her to #6, while Jessica Eye rounds out the top 5.

Featherweight: Max Holloway is now rightfully ranked above Cub Swanson at #5. Dustin Poirier drops two spots to 15th and will probably be unranked soon. Darren Elkins and Hacran Dias take up 13th and 14th, respectively.

Lightweight: Josh Thomson (#9) swaps places with Eddie Alvarez (#10).

Welterweight: Jake Ellenberger (#9) switches spots with Kelvin Gastelum (#10). Likewise for Gunnar Nelson (#13) who is ranked above Ryan LaFlare (#14).

Middleweight: Michael Bisping (#9) goes ahead of Thales Leites (#10) after beating C.B. Dollaway over the weekend.

Light Heavyweight: Quinton Jackson is back in the fold at #11 (it will show at #10 on the website because Rumble was ranked #0). Jan Blachowicz rounds out the list at #15 while Anthony Johnson tops it. Daniel Cormier is ranked #3 behind Alexander Gustafsson.

Heavyweight: Antonio Silva is down to 13th having previously been tied for 12th with Matt Mitrione.

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