Conor McGregor Responds To Being Stripped Of UFC Lightweight Title

Doug Mendoza
February 23, 2018

After relinquishing the featherweight title, he went on to pursue and eventually get a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

The full caption from McGregor's Instagram post is below.

UFC president Dana White has repeatedly stated there is no guarantee McGregor will ever fight again.

"Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in". In fact, he left the UFC momentarily to fight in one of the biggest boxing fights in combat sports history when he faced Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.

In recent days rumours have swirled about Conor McGregor potential return in the coming year, 15 months after his last UFC bout against Eddie Alvarez. "It's not for the interim title, that fight is for the title".

UFC 222, which takes place next weekend, descended into jeopardy when UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced to withdraw from his scheduled title defence against Frankie Edgar due to an injury.

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"But I was told there wasn't enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need". I say it all the time, with that kind of money, Conor might never come back. However, McGregor hasn't been that fighter for years.

Ben Askren has been in the news recently after commenting that he'd like to fight Ultimate Fighting Championship legend Georges St. Pierre inside the Octagon when the UFC returns to Montreal in 2019.

It looks like we are finally about to witness the crowning of a new Lightweight Champion at the upcoming UFC 223 PPV when Interim Champion Tony Ferguson squares off with "The Eagle" Khabib Nurmagomedov at the Barclays Center in NY.

Speaking with TMZ Sports, White said that he expects McGregor to understand the decision to strip him of his belt.

He answered: "It was August, and then September - I don't know". "That's something people have been talking about for a long time and he's got the ability to make that fight very interesting because of his wrestling ability".

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