Monday, December 5, 2016

More Notorious

At UFC 205 last month Conor McGregor became the first fighter to hold two belts simultaneously. I ordered the Topps Now card as soon as Topps made it available on their website.

Before I even got the card there was news out of the UFC stating that Dana White has asked McGregor to relinquish the featherweight title since he has not defended it in over a year. White went on to say that Max Holloway will fight Anthony Pettis for the interim title at UFC 206 with the winner then fighting Jose Aldo to solidify the title sometime next year.

The problem is that McGregor does not subscribe to that storyline. At an interview in Belfast Friday night he clearly said he has neither relinquished the belt nor was he stripped. He still has both belts in his home and if anyone wants the belts from him they have to come take them from him physically, all while drinking a beer.


  1. I know less than nothing about MMA, but this dude is a lot more my style than that roided out monster Brock Lesnar. Let's see Dana White (or anyone) try to take McGregor's belt haha.

  2. I can see both sides of the argument. He won the belt and should only have to give it up through retirement or losing a fight, but I also think that winning the belt carries an obligation to defend it within a reasonable amount of time. UFC kind of sent a mixed message by allowing him to fight in other weight divisions without giving up/defending the belt, though, so they aren't blameless. Either way, Conor McGregor and the UFC are making money hand over fist off of his talent/showmanship.