Dana White Explains Why Conor McGregor Gave Up UFC Featherweight Title

Dana White Explains Why Conor McGregor Gave Up UFC Featherweight Title

Dana White Explains Why Conor McGregor Gave Up UFC Featherweight Title

McGregor, who is expected to take some time away from the Octagon with his girlfriend expecting their first child in May, made history at UFC 205 in NY last month by becoming the first fighter to simultaneously hold title belts in two weight divisions.

"If I focus with the work ethic I have exclusively on the sport of boxing, there's no telling what I could do", McGregor said. "McGregor is under contract to the UFC and if Conor wanted to fight Floyd in a boxing match he can't because White wouldn't allow that to happen", said Ellerbe.

White has also had his say on the news that McGregor has obtained a boxing licence. "I see articles and stuff online, but I don't see that belt not in my presence". The belt is right there. I'm still the two-way world champion, someone has to come take that from me. The former UFC and WEC lightweight champion found himself in a rut after dropping three straight fights, including two split decisions, but has experienced a rebirth since dropping to featherweight.

The 28-year-old entered the UFC 205 as a featherweight champion and defeated Eddie Alvarez in the second round in NY to win the lightweight title.

It was unclear what led to this chain of events, which left many mixed martial arts fans confused, so UFC president Dana White explained the situation Thursday in an interview with Yahoo!

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The UFC chose to make Jose Aldo featherweight champion, with Max Holloway taking on Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 in Toronto for an interim title and the right to take on Aldo.

"But best of luck to them, i don't know, I still got them belts". I think this is where McGregor would have the biggest adjustment because his mindset would have to drastically change as he is not facing someone who can easily be hit mentally or physically enough to knock out, let alone even knockdown quickly as he is used to in the UFC. You're fooling nobody with that.

After patching up following a very publicized rift earlier this year stemming from Conor McGregor having missed some press junkets for his supposed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 200 match, trouble seems to be budding again between Mystic Mac and the UFC.

McGregor has never been taken down in his entire UFC career with only one lost via submission against Nate Diaz in March. "I'm still the two-way world champion, someone has to come take that from me". I still got them belts. "This was Conor's decision". If anything, it's made him more confident.

A Mayweather and McGregor matchup would be a box office smash if it ever were to happen. If you don't want this fight, then no problem. "You're looking at a two-weight world champion and that's it".

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