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 Jan. 3.
"Mighty Mouse" is up to nine straight title defenses, one away from tying Anderson's Silva's all-time UFC mark of 10. He avoided a first-round scare against Tim Elliott in December, which might have been the closest thing to drama in Johnson's entire flyweight reign. He is the best.
McGregor made history in a historic venue at UFC 205, and he did it by channeling a legendary performance -- with plenty of showmanship. This sport has never seen anything equal to McGregor.
As far as Dillashaw is concerned, he should still be the UFC's bantamweight champion. He felt he was robbed in a decision loss to Dominick Cruz in 2016, but at least he's now in a terrific position to challenge for that title again.
Jones falls on this list, despite the fact that he has never been legitimately defeated in his career. He's now suspended until July 2017. The talent is there, but part of being a pound-for-pound best is reserving the ability to compete.
Once again, Aldo was in the driver's seat of a 145-pound fight with the great Frankie Edgar. Aldo is now 2-0 against Edgar, but he has yet to beat Conor McGregor ...
Cormier added a legend to his résumé, 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.
Miocic enjoyed a highlight moment in his hometown of Cleveland, knocking out Overeem in the first round of UFC 203 for his first title defense. The top of the UFC's heavyweight division has been a revolving door in terms of the No. 1 spot. Has it finally found its first long-reigning champ?
Always an underdog, Woodley went into UFC 205 with a belt around his waist, but there remained plenty of doubters on the sidelines. He came extremely close to finishing Thompson in the fourth round of their title fight and ended up retaining the title in a majority draw. Technically, he didn't win his last fight, but it's time to stop doubting Woodley.
Nurmagomedov has had some difficulty staying healthy, but when active, he has done nothing but win. His style appears to be kryptonite for any fighter out there, and he's fast closing in on a UFC title.
Garbrandt's rise has been nothing if not meteoric. And he's out-performing high expectations. A prospect versus prospect bout with Thomas Almeida? Garbrandt finishes it in the first round. A UFC title fight against the best bantamweight of all time in Cruz? Garbrandt schools him. This keeps up, we'll have a crossover star on our hands.