Power Rankings: Welterweight

Updated: February 27, 2014, 7:07 AM ET
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Wednesday, Feb. 26
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With no guarantee of his return, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is now officially ineligible for ESPN.com rankings. In the first week of his absence, his teammate Rory MacDonald enjoys the biggest leap in rank after a unanimous decision win over Demian Maia at UFC 170. While some expected MacDonald to take the 170-pound reigns straight from St-Pierre's hands, it doesn't always work out that way. The Canadian welterweight is only 24, however, and the odds of him eventually winning a UFC title still seem astronomically high.