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Saturday, Dec 03, 2016

Conor McGregor Speaks Out on Being “Stripped” of Featherweight Title

Conor McGregor (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Recently the UFC announced that Conor McGregor has “relinquished” the featherweight title, but the man who held two titles at once, has a different take on what took place.

Last week the UFC announced that the upcoming, December 10th bout between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis will be contested for the interim 145 title. The reason being, according to the promotion, was that McGregor has agreed to vacate the 145 title, and that Jose Aldo is once again the undisputed champ.

McGregor recently attended a Q&A session at a bar in Belfast, Northern Ireland, however, and the star said this (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“I also have something going on with the UFC, they’re trying to strip me and I was like, ‘Well, I ain’t stripped. I still got that belt, that belt is still at home right now’,” McGregor said. “I’m still the two-way world champion, someone has to come take that from me. I see articles, I see stuff online, but I don’t see the belt not in my presence. The belt is right there, there’s two world titles at my home.”

“But best of luck to them, I still got them belts. Someone’s got to come take those belts from me, physically. Not online, not through a keyboard…”

McGregor won the 145 title last December by knocking out Aldo in the opening round. At UFC 205 last month he also added the lightweight title to his record, by stopping Eddie Alvarez in round two.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:30 am
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