It looks like the UFC’s featherweight division is in for a shake-up, as according to a new report from MMA Fighting, the December 10th bout between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis will be for the interim title.
The featherweights were originally booked to fight in the co-main event for UFC 206. But, according to the report the fight will now headline the event since Daniel Cormier has reportedly withdrawn due to injury. The light-heavyweight champion was scheduled to fight Anthony Johnson at the Toronto card.
If Pettis and Holloway are squaring off for the interim title, then this would likely mean that Jose Aldo will become champion. The latter decisioned Frankie Edgar in July to become the interim champ. This would also mean, if accurate, that Conor McGregor is either being stripped of the 145 title, or he’s decided to vacate it.