McGregor relinquishes featherweight belt

November 27, 2016

UFC’s first dual division champion Conor McGregor relinquished his featherweight title to Jose Aldo (now the category’s undisputed champion).

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This played out because of light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier withdrawal from his scheduled title defense against Anthony Johnson at UFC 206 on Dec. 10.

McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez this month to claim the lightweight crown and won the featherweight crown by defeating Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194 last December.

In order to keep a title bout on the UFC 206 card, officials asked McGregor to relinquish his featherweight title so Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis could fight for the interim UFC featherweight championship.

The winner will then face Aldo in 2017 for the unified belt.

 

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