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Conor McGregor To Be Stripped Of Lightweight Title


Finally, we seem to have some clarity on the future of the UFC lightweight title.

Dana White told the Los Angeles Times: “As soon as one punch is thrown, it’s on for the full title, and it’s only fair,” White said “They’ve both worked their way up to No. 1 and No. 2. They deserve a shot.”

While it does clear things up, and Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in April, will quite rightly fight for the undisputed lightweight title once their fight begins, but the question why has it taken so long and why not just strip McGregor right now.

I hear the theory that the reason the UFC is waiting is that they don’t want a vacant title if either Khabib or Ferguson pulls out again, but is that really a reason to not strip McGregor of his title right now?

Surely if the UFC is worried that the fight won’t happen, they have a plan B and have someone else ready to step in.

The issue should be, should McGregor keep his title? Having not defended his belt since he won it in November 2016 from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, and more importantly not showing any indication that he intends to do so in the near future, that in simple terms, it should be that McGregor is stripped, and stripped now.

I seriously doubt any other fighter in the UFC would have got away with not defending his belt for this long, and remember unlike others, Dominick Cruz for example, McGregor is not injured, he just won’t fight, that’s the difference.

I think McGregor just wants to pick and choose when and who he fights next, be it Nate Diaz, GSP or whoever, he doesn’t want to or understand as a champion you have obligations to fight the leading contenders.



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21 Comments

  • Brock Vincent
    06/03/2018 at 8:33 am

    How does khabib deserve a shot? He couldn’t make weight the first time he signed to fight tony ….. if people think conor is holding up a division wait until you see khabib as champion!!

  • David Perez
    06/03/2018 at 6:45 am

    Hes made to much money he dont care

  • Felipe Silva
    06/03/2018 at 1:57 am

    In ten years

  • Alex Farr
    05/03/2018 at 11:15 pm

    As above

  • Phillip Hicks
    05/03/2018 at 10:59 pm

    First of all I’m a huge McGregor fan but with that said, I think he needs to be stripped and it’s only fair to khabib and Ferguson, but what u all are forgetting is that McGregor is very capable of coming back and sleeping either of these guys. People seem to forget what he’s done and what he can still do. He’s one of the best ever to grace the cage and just because he’s left and made some big money playing doesn’t mean he’s not dangerous and can still bring what he’s always had.

  • Paul Bee
    05/03/2018 at 9:45 pm

    Rightly so

  • Chris Abela
    05/03/2018 at 8:51 pm

    He fought so hard to get it and now he going to let them take it away with out a fight WTF is that.

  • Mase Alexander
    05/03/2018 at 8:12 pm

    But he hasn’t defended his featherweight title for longer 🤷🏻‍♂️🤔

    • Dävid Häröld Pülliäm
      07/03/2018 at 4:19 am

      They took that one, and awarded it to Jose Aldo, a long time ago. That’s why Max Holloway fought Jose Aldo for the undisputed Featherweight title (twice), and is the current champion.

  • Andrew Gough
    05/03/2018 at 8:11 pm

    To be fair he hasn’t really fought in a while so why not take it

  • Suleiman Yusuf
    05/03/2018 at 8:01 pm

    About fucking time

  • Eddy Milligan
    05/03/2018 at 7:44 pm

    No wonder he won’t fight any1 as he’s scared to lose it

  • Paul Gordon Bellshaw
    05/03/2018 at 6:49 pm

    Who?

  • Maikel van Gurp
    05/03/2018 at 6:28 pm

    Simon Een

  • Alan McGuire
    05/03/2018 at 6:24 pm

    Khabib would cave his skull in

  • Christopher MacFarlane
    05/03/2018 at 6:22 pm

    Never

  • Kristoffer Corbett
    05/03/2018 at 6:00 pm

    They just going to tell this story over and over and over till the Khabib Ferguson fight? We know.

  • Paul Finnon
    05/03/2018 at 5:56 pm

    Finally

  • Tommy Broadley
    05/03/2018 at 5:39 pm

    Meshack Shima about time

    • Meshack Shima
      05/03/2018 at 6:33 pm

      I like the man but it’s time…it is time

  • Rab Blair
    05/03/2018 at 5:39 pm

    About fucking time!