It’s been a couple of weeks now since the UFC announced that Conor McGregor had “relinquished” the featherweight title, but the Irish star continues to say he’s a two division champ.
In late November, the UFC reported that McGregor had given up the 145 belt, so that he could focus on the lightweight title he took from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. Leading up to that event, UFC boss man Dana White said McGregor would have to vacate one title, if he grabbed a second championship.
Well, not long after the UFC’s announcement, it was reported that McGregor had never in fact agreed to give up the 145 belt. Then at a more recent Q&A, McGregor insisted he hasn’t been stripped of anything, since he still has the featherweight belt at “home”. Well, apparently the UFC brass hasn’t reached out to McGregor since then either, as recently he told RTE Sport the following (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“All I know is they’re tying to type onto keyboard and say, we’re taking this belt, we’re taking that belt, we’re doing this, we’re doing that,” said McGregor. “You ain’t doing nothing without contacting me first.”
How about that? In addition, McGregor had this to say about White’s recent comments, that the star and expecting father plans to take a 10 month break:
“As far as a break, I don’t know,” McGregor said. “I know Dana has been on record, being like, ’10 months — he’s taking 10 months off.’ Where did you [get] 10 months?”
So, it certainly seems like McGregor and the UFC aren’t on same page. The champion also relayed that he expects the new UFC owners to “fly that jet to me” and discuss their plans.