It was announced that the fight would headline UFC 197 on March 5th, while Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate would be the co-main event for the bout.
While there’s been some controversy regarding McGregor challenging for the lightweight belt without vacating his featherweight championship, TJ Dillashaw sees a bit of an upside to the situation.
He spoke to MMAJunkie:
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“It’s kind of crazy he gets a title shot right away, but I do like it. I like the fact they’re giving champions opportunities because now they’re going to have to let other champions do it.”