As many of you already know the Conor McGregor of the UFC featherweight title ahead of UFC 206 in Toronto. The promotion handed the belt to Jose Aldo and the interim featherweight title went to Max Holloway after he defeated Anthony Pettis in the main event.stripped
However, in McGregor’s view he is still the current UFC featherweight champion. In a recent interview with Ireland’s RTE, “The Notorious” corrected the interviewer who referred to him as solely the UFC lightweight champion.
I’m still the two-weight world champion. Make no mistake about that. They can say what they want, they can try and get phony belts and hand them out to people I’ve already destroyed. I mean, the current champion is a guy I KO’d in 13 seconds. The current interim champion is a guy I destroyed as well. … Officially, I don’t care what nobody says. I am the two-weight world champion and that is that.
In addition, McGregor also weighed in on the recent comment made from UFC President Dana White on him taking “10 months” off from the sport.
As far as a break, I don’t know. I know Dana has been on record, being like, ’10 months — he’s taking 10 months off.’ Where did you [get] 10 months?
I just don’t know, I’m weighing up my options. But again, I expect that conversation. I expect them to fly that jet to me. Ari, Patrick, the new owners from WME-IMG, the guys that bought the UFC for $4 billion, I want to speak to them. I want to see what their plan is. Because right now I don’t know what nobody’s plan is.
On November 12th, 2016, McGregor became the first MMA fighter in the history of the UFC to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously. He will most likely defend the lightweight title when he plans to return in 2017.