St. Pierre returns to the pound-for-pound rankings

The first Sherdog pound-for-pound rankings in 2008 deliver a significant shakeup outside the top three. Jumping onto the list is Georges St. Pierre, who goes from unranked into the top five. Also joining the list for the first time is featherweight Urijah Faber, who defended his WEC belt in December against Jeff Curran. Lightweights Gilbert Melendez, loser of a tight decision on New Year's Eve, and Sean Sherk, inactive while fighting and serving a suspension for steroids, were dropped from the list.