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McGregor to be stripped of featherweight title, Aldo gets belt, Holloway vs. Pettis for interim

McGregor to be stripped of featherweight title, Aldo gets belt, Holloway vs. Pettis for interim


What a wild and crazy 24 hours it has been for the UFC.  First, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier pulled out of the UFC 206 headlining title bout against Anthony Johnson due to injury.  Today, we learn that there is a new main event.

Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis will be moved to the UFC 206 headlining bout and the winner will be crowned the division’s interim champion.

Interim?  Wasn’t Jose Aldo, the interim champion after he defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 200?

Yes, he was.  So what does that mean?  While the UFC organization hasn’t officially announced it, it appears that Aldo will once again be crowned champion of the 145 pound division even though he was defeated by Conor McGregor in December of 2015.

McGregor recently won the organization’s lightweight title at UFC 205 and UFC President Dana White said that he could not hold both belts.

According to MMA Fighting, “McGregor hasn’t necessarily agreed to give up his title, but legally the UFC is within its rights to strip him if they choose to.”

UFC 206 takes place at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on December 10.

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Eric Kowal

Eric Kowal

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