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11/28/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Jake Becker / Source: NY Daily News
Conor McGregor’s run as the the first two-class champion in UFC history came to a swift end Saturday after he relinquished his featherweight title.
McGregor has opted to vacate the featherweight crown in favor of holding onto the 155-pound title he won in a knockout fight against Eddie Alvarez two weeks ago in UFC 205.
UFC necessitated the…
11/27/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Dana Becker / Source: WrestlingInc.com
– The UFC has taken one title away from Conor McGregor, as “Notorious” has relinquished his featherweight belt. McGregor remains the UFC lightweight champion, but officials announced on Saturday night that the titleholder of the featherweight division will once again be Jose Aldo.
With that, the UFC 206 main event next month from Toronto will see Anthony Pettis – a former UFC lightweight champion – and Max Holloway square off for the interim belt at 145 pounds. The winner of Pettis-Holloway is expected to face Aldo in 2017 to unify the belts.
Last year, McGregor defeated Aldo in a similar match, knocking out the long-time champion in a matter of seconds. Interestingly enough, Aldo was first rewarded the UFC featherweight title after the merger between the UFC and WEC was complete.
Below is a statement from the UFC:
UFC announced on Saturday that world lightweight champion Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title and opted to keep the 155-pound title he won by defeating…