UFC looking to strip McGregor of featherweight strap, Holloway vs. Pettis may contest for interim title at UFC 206

Ever since Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight title, the division has effectively been on hold.

McGregor won and unified the UFC featherweight championship at UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 with a thirteen second KO of former kingpin Jose Aldo.

Since then, McGregor has fought three times, twice at 170lbs against Nate Diaz, and the other at 155lbs where McGregor became the first UFC fighter to hold two titles in two divisions simultaneously.

At UFC 200, Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar competed for the interim title with Jose Aldo coming out on top, picking up the interim featherweight title in the process.

But now, with Conor McGregor not looking to move down the featherweight anytime soon, Ariel Helwani is reporting that the Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis fight at UFC 206, may become for the interim featherweight title.

But what about Jose Aldo, who is the current interim champion?

Helwani is reporting that if this take place, Aldo will become the new champion whilst McGregor will be stripped.

As Helwani asks in the tweet above, McGregor would not be happy with being stripped, and the title that he owns be handed to the man he defeated in just 13 seconds.

For now, it looks like McGregor’s home will be at lightweight, with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson and Nate Diaz the leading candidates to face McGregor next.

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