Just a few more weeks before Conor McGregor attempts to make history at UFC 205, where he will face lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, to hopefully what could be his second title in another division. Should he achieve the (seemingly) impossible, he will be the third to be champ in two different weight classes and the first to hold it simultaneously.
Because as McGregor said (should he win), “they’re going to have to gather an army to try and take one of them (belts) off me,” during the UFC 205 press conference.
But it seems that there has been some change of heart, and the Notorious may have to relinquish one belt (after savoring in two titles for a bit).
First of all, because UFC president Dana White said so.
“We will get one of those belts, I promise you we’ll get one of those belts,” the UFC president shared with Speak for Yourself. “You can’t tie up two divisions. You can’t do it. I’m giving him this opportunity. I love him, but he’s got to give one of those belts back.”
Conor McGregor open to relinquishing belt?
Though there is still no clear indication how long McGregor will be given to bask in the glory of his two belts, the Notorious seems to be more open with relinquishing his title after he wins (?) it from Alvarez.
But according to his interview, McGregor will only do it under one condition.
“Let me see the pictures on publications with a belt on each shoulder first. Let me go onto the side of that Octagon and raise two world titles, what’s never been done before, before talking about stripping me. Let me get the f**king things, let me do it,” shared the UFC featherweight champion with Sports Illustrated. “I’ll always listen to the correct business move, and I’ll always do what is the correct move, but let me do it and let me go back and look at some pictures of me with two belts and let me embrace it for half-a-day.”
And in case Conor McGregor does make history at UFC 205, we’re pretty sure Dana White and company will let him do that, because he will deserve it. And because he IS Conor McGregor.
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