UFC makes stunning decision on one of Conor McGregor’s title belts Michael Reaves/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images )

Conor McGregor is no longer the UFC featherweight champion.

With McGregor noting he won’t fight until May of next year, and the UFC in desperate need of adding big names to its upcoming cards, the champ now only holds the lightweight crown.

Details have differed on how McGregor dropped the belt depending on who you ask:

The belt has now been handed to Jose Aldo, who McGregor knocked out in 13 seconds last year.

Max Holloway will fight Anthony Pettis in an interim title bout at UFC 206 after light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was pulled from the card with an injury.

McGregor could always drop down to featherweight and fight for the belt again. Or he could move up to welterweight, with a showdown against Tyron Woodley in the future.

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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