-- Who is the world's best men's mixed martial artist, regardless of weight class? My latest top 10 rankings are listed below, and three featherweights are on the list.
In addition, here are my women's pound-for-pound rankings.
Note: Results through Aug. 23.
"Mighty Mouse" is up to eight straight title defenses, two away from tying Anderson Silva's UFC mark of 10 in a row. And Johnson is making it look easy each and every time out. It has been awhile since he had a tough fight.
Jones remains on this list for now, but that won't be the case if he does receive a two-year suspension for an anti-doping violation. The talent is there, but part of being a pound-for-pound best is retaining the ability to compete.
Cruz was his typical brilliant self in a trilogy bout against Urijah Faber at UFC 199. Judges awarded him a near-perfect five-round shutout. He looks 100 percent healthy. Good news for Cruz, bad news for the rest of the division.
Dillashaw avenged a questionable 2013 decision loss to Raphael Assuncao by steamrolling him at UFC 200. Technically, he lost the title to Cruz in January, but that fight could have gone either way. A rematch seems logical.
McGregor stacked the deck against himself in order to prove a point at UFC 202. Point proven. He can beat Nate Diaz at 170 pounds. McGregor is nothing if not an absolute superstar in this sport.
Once again, Aldo was in the driver's seat of a 145-pound fight with the great Frankie Edgar. Aldo is now 2-0 over Edgar all-time and 1-0 over just about everyone else you could think of. Except Conor McGregor ...
Cormier added a legend to his resume, defeating Anderson Silva in a three-round fight at UFC 200. It wasn't the fight he expected, but life moves on for Cormier with or without Jon Jones.
The revolving door that is the UFC heavyweight division has landed on Miocic for now. Once considered a dark horse candidate, there's reason to believe Miocic has staying power at the top. He is well-rounded and relatively young for the weight class at 33.
9. Frankie Edgar
Div.: Featherweight (UFC)
Last: L (UD) Jose Aldo, July 9, 2016
How can Edgar still be on this list coming off of a loss? It's pretty simple. His only two losses in the last three years have come to Jose Aldo, the most dominant featherweight in history. He has won a title in a higher weight class and fought twice for the belt at 145 pounds.
It might look blasphemous to place Thompson on this list, as he has never fought for a title, let alone held one. But a complete demolition of Johny Hendricks followed by a complete 25-minute performance against MacDonald in 2016 has us believing.