When Conor McGregor showed up for the UFC 197 presser last month (now it’s UFC 196), the featherweight champ ripped the promotion’s department for not including his 145 belt in the poster. White argued that because McGregor’s title isn’t on the line against the lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos, it wasn’t included.
Well, the UFC boss man has done a 180.
Recently the new posted for March 5th card was unveiled, and lo and behold, McGregor has his belt. While speaking to DC Radio recently, White had this to say, when asked about the change (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“Conor made his argument – ‘This is a superfight, I’m the (145-pound) champion, he’s the (155-pound) champion, my belt should be represented even though I’m not defending my belt,’” White said. “And I said, ‘You know what? You’re right, Conor. All right, we’ll do it.’”
Whether you agree with the change or not, no one can argue that it’s an historic fight.