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Conor McGregor Responds to UFC Stripping Him of Lightweight Title

April 5, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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At UFC 223 this weekend, UFC President Dana White has declared that the scheduled title bout between UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will be for the “real” undisputed UFC Lightweight Championship. This indicates that once the fight happens, reigning UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will be stripped of the belt.

White stated at this week’s UFC 223 pre-fight press conference regarding the title situation for Holloway vs. Nurmagomedov, “No interim champ – when this fight is over, one of these guys will be the champion. Period.” Conor McGregor has now responded to the talk of him essentially being stripped of the UFC Lightweight title situation on Twitter.

McGregor wrote, “You’s’ll strip me of nothing you’s do nothing ****s.” Previously, McGregor was the undefeated featherweight champion as well. He was stripped of that belt after winning the UFC lightweight title.

Dana White also added during the press conference that he expects McGregor to return to the Octagon later in 2018. McGregor has not fought inside the Octagon since he defeated Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at UFC 205 in November 2016. His only fight in 2017 was a boxing match against undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather, who won the fight by knockout.

The prospective undisputed UFC lightweight title will be contested in the main event for UFC 223 on Saturday, April 7. The fight card will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The main card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view. Prelims will be shown on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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