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Video: Demetrious Johnson invites Conor McGregor to steal his UFC belt .. it's fake!

Some, like Nate Diaz, adamantly declared that when someone touches your belt -- like Conor McGregor did to Jose Aldo's during there memorable "UFC 189 World Tour" -- it deserves a one-way trip to the floor.

Others, like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, couldn't care less. That's because if "Notorious" ever reaches over to snatch "Mighty Mouse's" hardware, he'll be holding a replica belt and not the real one.

Johnson revealed his little secret to Submission Radio (via Bloody Elbow):

"I would have done nothing because it wouldn't have been my real belt. My real belt never leaves the house."

Parading around with a replica UFC belt? Chael Sonnen would be proud.

As for McGregor's shenanigans, Johnson doesn't believe it's a front, saying that if that's truly how the fiery Irishman is and how he was raised, good for him. It's just not Johnson's cup of tea because where's he's from, if you talk shit you get your ass kicked.

McGregor will have his chance to claim the real title when he finally goes toe-to-toe with "Junior" in the main event of UFC 189 on July 11, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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