Conor McGregor Reportedly Made History As The First UFC Fighter To Be Stripped Of Two Different Titles
Now, according to BJPenn.com, sources in the Ferguson camp have said that McGregor will be stripped of his UFC lightweight title he won in November of 2016 at UFC 205, and Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Tony Ferguson for the belt this April at UFC 223. This backs up an early report from a Russian website stating that Khabib would be fighting for the lightweight title this April.
According to the report, the official announcement will come next week. Maybe McGregor will stop this and set up a defense at the 11th hour, or maybe he’ll go back to spending his fortune he made fighting Floyd Mayweather.
But, Ariel Helwani is saying that this is not a done deal:
Dana White has also made it clear that waiting any longer for a McGregor defense will not be acceptable.