During last night’s UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast, UFC officials announced that Conor McGregor had ‘relinquished’ his UFC featherweight championship.
The promotion added that Jose Aldo, who won UFC interim featherweight title be defeating Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 in July, had been promoted to undisputed featherweight champion of the UFC.
In addition to that shocking news, UFC officials also announced that a featherweight fight between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis had been promoted to the main event of December’s UFC 206 event in Toronto, with the winner of that contest being crowned the new UFC interim featherweight champion.
The winner of the Pettis vs. Holloway interim title bout on December 10 will then square off with Jose Aldo in 2017 to unify the featherweight titles.
McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, was asked to share his thoughts on Conor being stripped and responded by posting the following photo on his Twitter.
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) November 27, 2016
Conor McGregor earned the UFC featherweight championship at UFC 194 in December of 2015 when he scored a shocking 13-second knockout over the aforementioned Jose Aldo. The brash Irish superstar never got around to defending his featherweight title, and instead engaged in a pair of welterweight battles with Nate Diaz before eventually making history by defeating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at UFC 205.
Conor McGregor is expected to be out of action until at least May of 2017, this while he awaits the birth of his first child.
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