Ever since UFC president Dana White announced two weeks ago that Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez would face off in the main event of UFC 205 in November, the Irishman has featured in headlines practically ever since.
After finding redemption at UFC 202, McGregor regained his swagger in the octagon. Banishing the painful memories of defeat to Nate Diaz last March, their rematch in August saw the featherweight champion return to the top of the UFC pile.
As reward for his heroics, White awarded the Notorious with the fight he has wanted for almost a year, a chance to fight for the UFC lightweight title. As reigning featherweight champion, McGregor has history in his sights. No man, or woman, has ever held two weight division belts simultaneously.
On November 12, that chance will come. However, according MMA Junkie, if Dana White has his way, should McGregor defeat the American he will not be allowed hold on to both belts. White insists he will have to chose one to give up.
“If he wins, he’ll hold two belts. Then he’ll decide which one he wants to give back to me. He can’t hold both.
“He’ll have accomplished this. Then he’ll have to figure out which one he wants to give up. He can’t hold up two divisions.”
So that’s it. The boss has spoken. Should McGregor make history in New York, that’s as far as it goes.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena