Conor McGregor forced to give up UFC featherweight title

Conor McGregor, the first UFC dual division champion, has been forced to relinqush his featherweight title.

Conor McGregor forced to give up UFC featherweight title

Conor McGregor, the first UFC dual division champion, has been forced to relinqush his featherweight title.

McGregor, who recently made history to become the first UFC champion to hold two belts at the one time, was asked to give up his belt in order to keep a title fight on the cards of UFC 206 on December 10.

UFC 206 was supposed to be headlined by light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier fighting Anthony Johnson, however Cormier has had to pull out of the fight due to injury.

Instead Max Holloway is to fight Anthony Pettis for the interim UFC featherweight title and the winner will go on to face Jose Aldo, who previously held the belt, undefeated, for ten years.

Aldo lost the belt to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 last December, but has now regained the title after McGregor has been forced to give up his belt two weeks after beating Eddie Alvarez and winning the lightweight belt, becoming the first UFC dual division champion.

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