Nate Diaz removed from UFC lightweight rankings


Despite defeating Gray Maynard less than six months ago, Nate Diaz (17-9) was removed from the UFC's official lightweight rankings on Tuesday, a day after TJ Grant was similarly removed. A FightMetric official, who helps run the rankings Web site, told's Ariel Helwani regarding the switch: UFC labels fighters as "active" and others are deactivated, thus making them ineligible to be ranked.