Taking the entire MMA world by storm, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is everywhere. In less than four years fighting for the UFC, McGregor has held two world titles. For a brief period, the Irishman broke the record for holding the featherweight and lightweight belts both at once.
Following his decimation of Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, ‘The Notorious’ declared he’d take six months off. As a result of this decision to take a break, the promotion stripped McGregor’s featherweight belt.
McGregor Now Holds Only The 155-Pound Title
There’s tons of great potential fights at lightweight to consider now. Obviously Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson are the lead lightweight options. Unfinished business at featherweight still remains though.
Knocking out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds at UFC 194, McGregor snatched the championship in glorious fashion. Until that point in late 2015, there had been only one featherweight champ, and McGregor crushed him.
Aldo May Never Get Revenge
Once McGregor was stripped of the belt, Aldo was promoted again to full champion. Many regard this decision as a slap in the face of the Brazilian fighting icon. He’s repeatedly stated he wants a rematch with McGregor, and this may never happen now.
On top of the UFC basically blocking Aldo’s rematch, Conor McGregor just released a crazy video on his Youtube channel. Not only does it mock Aldo, but all the opponents McGregor has KO’d after they talked trash about him.
Check it out on the Youtube player below:
We all know the fight game can be ruthless at times, but has Conor McGregor gone too far with this video? Obviously fighters are expected to talk smack before competition, but the post-fight shows of respect are regarded as good sportsmanship.
Perhaps Aldo moving to lightweight will make the rematch possible. Maybe, after seeing this video, ‘Scarface’ will want to make that move sooner rather than later.