Conor McGregor Responds To Being Stripped Of UFC Lightweight Title

Conor McGregor Responds To Being Stripped Of UFC Lightweight Title

Conor McGregor Responds To Being Stripped Of UFC Lightweight Title

"I am fighting again".

However, Edgar's manager Ali Abdel-Aziz said he asked the UFC to set-up a fight against McGregor after Max Holloway withdrew, but an offer was never made. On top of the fighting.

"I think the only way a rematch makes sense in that fight is in the UFC", White said. Because I am here.

White had previously told TMZ Sports that the upcoming fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 in April would be for the title McGregor now holds. Not because Edgar's camp doesn't want the fight to happen, but due to the fact Notorious will have more high-profile opponents to contend with than The Answer. Now we finally have some clarity in the right direction, though we still don't know when McGregor will be stripped. According to the Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer (via Bloody Elbow), McGregor is negotiating with the UFC to set up two fights in 2018.

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McGregor is one of the most iconic figures in the sport of MMA and has held the UFC lightweight title since UFC 205 in November 2016.

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With the Mayweather bout being such a big money-maker for the UFC, the company stood by its man and refused to strip him even though he had no plans of defending the belt. "Period. I am the best at this", McGregor wrote on his official Instagram page.

By publicly claiming he wanted the fight with Edgar, McGregor is firmly bouncing the ball back into the UFC's court.

The interim lightweight champion until McGregor is stripped, the American took the title at UFC 216 last October after choking out Kevin Lee.

Brian Ortega has been named as Max Holloways replacement, and will put his five fight winning streak on the line against Edgar.

He has not defended the title for 15 months and UFC president Dana White says that means his belt will be taken away.

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