It's official. Conor McGregor is no longer the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight king. UFC announced tonight (Sat., Nov. 26, 2016) during the broadcast for UFC Fight Night 101 on FOX Sports 1 (results here) that McGregor's 145-pound belt has been stripped, transforming current interim champion Jose Aldo into the undisputed titleholder and allowing Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis to battle for interim rights at UFC 206 on Dec. 10 as a fill in for Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson II.
It's a jumble that needed to happen not only to keep the featherweight division going, but also UFC 206 after the fallout of the light heavyweight champion. McGregor hadn't defended the 145-pound title since winning it off of Aldo's waist at UFC 194 last December. Instead, the unpredictable Irishman fought Nate Diaz twice at 170 pounds and most recently defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York City to capture the lightweight belt.
With a hiatus on the horizon, it was only a matter of time before McGregor had to make way for someone else. This is it. We can only wait and see how "Notorious" reacts publicly to no longer being a two-division champ.
Stick with Mania as more news regarding McGregor's title strip becomes available.
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