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McGregor launches foul-mouthed response as UFC strip lightweight title

06 April 2018

Now, almost two years later, McGregor has yet to be stripped of his title and his return is very much up-in-the-air at the moment.

Conor McGregor will return to and compete in the UFC in 2018, according to Dana White. "Everything happened so fast, it was just like we got jumped". Well, here's a quick timeline.

McGregor has not fought for UFC since he won the 155-pound title in November 2016 and last fought at all in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr in August a year ago, which ended in defeat. The bout fell off for the fourth time when the latter was forced to pull out due to knee injury.

"Tony Ferguson isn't being stripped, the only one that's losing a belt here is Conor". Previously, McGregor was the undefeated featherweight champion as well. Ferguson's freak knee injury knocked him out of action and almost derailed the main event of the card.

Nurmagomedov is confident of getting the win against Holloway and then he would like to fight UFC legend Georges St. Pierre.

White had said he didn't want McGregor defending belts in two divisions when he was the champ in two weight classes.

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October 7, 2017: Ferguson beats Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title at UFC 216.

The MMA fighter was seen attacking a bus attempting to leave the Barclays Center in a recent video, according to a TMZ report.

The prospective undisputed UFC lightweight title will be contested in the main event for UFC 223 on Saturday, April 7.

A logical answer would be the victor of Saturday's main event between lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and current featherweight titleholder Max Holloway.

The craziest part of all of this is that it doesn't feel surprising, at all. The victor of Nurmagomedov vs Holloway will need time to recover, and White could nominally "suspend" McGregor for a short spell without really impacting the date of a McGregor-vs-winner fight.

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The fact that the UFC managed to find as exciting a replacement as Holloway feels like a minor miracle.

"About Conor? I don't remember when he fight last time", Nurmagomedov said.

The 29-year-old McGregor once held the 145 and 155-pound championships at the same time and boldly stated he wanted an ownership stake in UFC. He has legions of fans in his native Russian Federation and a risky ground-and-pound game that makes him a nightmare style matchup.

"This is obviously a fight which is very important to him and his future". In Nurmagomedov's mind, maybe because the fight was a bit too risky.

"Do you want to be in business with Conor McGregor right now?" "When I am ready, when I am healthy, nobody talk". So, McGregor flew in from Ireland and went looking for Khabib at the end of the press conference. He hasn't fought in a year and a half and he's talking about coming back in September.

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McGregor launches foul-mouthed response as UFC strip lightweight title