Recently Dana White said Conor McGregor will have to vacate one championship belt, if he defeats Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, but evidently that’s not what the Irish star has in mind.
McGregor has been booked to fight the lightweight champ at the UFC’s New York City debut, which will go down on November 12th. Since McGregor is the reigning, featherweight champ, he has a shot at becoming a two title, champion.
Since McGregor has admitted that cutting to 145 pounds is extremely hard on him, there’s been a lot of speculation that eventually he’ll abandon the featherweight division. But, when asked at the pre-fight presser this week if he’ll give up the 145 belt, provided he defeats Alvarez, McGregor stated (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“They’re going to have to gather an army to try and take one of them (belts) off me, and that’s out straight,” McGregor said. “One’s going to be there, one’s going to be there, and I’m going to be picking and choosing who I want to destroy next. And that’s it.”
There you go. Now, White recently told FOX Sports that McGregor will have to relinquish a title, if he wins at UFC 205. But, then again, the UFC boss man also said that McGregor would be stripped of the featherweight title if he didn’t defend it, following his win over Nate Diaz last month. “Mystic Mac”, however, remains the featherweight champ, so, it certainly seems like McGregor has a lot of say in what goes down. That’s what happens when you’re the company’s biggest draw.