Bad news for fans of two-weight champion Conor McGregor…

Last weekend the UFC put on an epic show in New York City, the effects of which will be felt for a long time. Including pivotal battles at strawweight, welterweight and middleweight, the event was headlined by Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez.

Leading in to the history-making pay-per-view, all eyes were on the lightweight title fight. Alvarez was hoping to play spoiler to McGregor’s record-breaking attempt, but it didn’t quite pan out that way.

from Peeker Science and Technology
from Peeker Science and Technology

McGregor Blasted Alvarez

Much like the heading says, Conor McGregor made light work of the champ Eddie Alvarez. Snatching the belt with a wicked second round TKO, ‘The Notorious’ silenced a lot of haters on fight night.

What happened after the fight was equally as crazy, as McGregor’s post-fight interview went viral. At the press conference, the Irish striker confirmed the rumours we’d all heard. Dee Devlin was pregnant, meaning a little McGregor was on the way. As a result, we learned today that he will be out of action for seven months.

Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Say Goodbye To The Bad Guy, Well, Not Goodbye…

With two belts on his shoulders, Conor McGregor will be out of the game for another seven months. UFC president Dana White has the scoop, Via FOX Sports:

“He won’t fight before May,” White told the LA Times. “His girl gets super stressed out when he fights. He doesn’t want her having any of that stress while she’s pregnant.

“He’s good. He should take time off. He’s been fighting nonstop. Nothing wrong with him taking time off. It’s good for him and her and it’s good for the baby.”

“We’ve done this for 16 years, with a lot of big stars who couldn’t fight or moved on – Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre,” White said. “There’s not a day in this office I don’t get the question, ‘What are we going to do about this guy?’ Every day I turn around, I’ve got a reporter saying we’ve peaked.

“If I listened to any of that — we probably would be done.”

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What About The Titles & Contenders

Although White confirmed McGregor’s coming absence, one question remains; what about the belts and the 4-5 contenders from lightweight and featherweight? Potentially jamming up two divisions for another seven months is surely not healthy.

We’ll keep you updated with more news on this developing story, right here at your home of everything fighting!

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