Mixed Martial Arts - Rankings: St-Pierre back in the mix

Georges St-Pierre returned to the UFC with an impressive win over Carlos Condit in a welterweight title unification bout at UFC 154 on November 17.

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Georges St-Pierre of Canada (AFP)

He also returned to his perch near the top of the Yahoo! Sports MMA rankings with the decisive unanimous decision win.

St-Pierre had been ineligible for consideration for the poll because had had been inactive for more than 12 months. Voters proved they hadn't forgotten about him, sliding him back into the rankings at No. 3, behind only UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

St-Pierre's return prompted a minor shuffle in the ratings, with Condit falling out with his loss. Light heavyweight Dan Henderson, who has been inactive for more than a year, is newly ineligible and dropped out.

Renan Barao, the UFC's interim bantamweight champion, moved into the poll at No. 10.

With that, here is the results of the November Yahoo! Sports MMA poll:

1. Anderson Silva

2. Jon Jones

3. Georges St-Pierre

4. Jose Aldo

5. Junior dos Santos

6. Benson Henderson

7. Frankie Edgar

8. Gilbert Melendez

9. Demetrious Johnson

10. Renan Barao

Others receiving votes: Carlos Condit, 13; Cain Velasquez, 12; Rashad Evans, 7; Ronda Rousey, 7; Johny Hendricks, 4; Gray Maynard, 4; Daniel Cormier, 2.

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