UFC 205 could go down as one of the best events in mixed martial arts history with three huge title matches headlining at Madison Square Garden on November 12.
The historic occasion marks the first time a UFC show will take place in New York City, and as expected, the organisation was looking to add their biggest draw to the card.
Before the main event was announced, fans were already aware that Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Tyron Woodley were defending their titles.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4
Dana White finally confirmed the news we were all waiting for; Eddie Alvarez will be putting his lightweight crown on the line against the featherweight king, Conor McGregor.
Although the Irishman has a chance to make history, the UFC president revealed that should McGregor leave as the new champion, he’s going to have to drop one of the championship belts.
McGregor wants to be the first fighter to hold two titles at the same time, and while that could be the case for a short while, he will have to forfeit one with White confirming the news on SportsCenter.
GIVING UP A BELT
He said: “He wants to try and gain both belts, and he will give up one of the titles after that fight in New York.”
Now the waiting game first depends on whether McGregor can take the title from the Philadelphia native, and if he can, then we have to wait and see which title he opts to vacate, and White wasn’t giving anything away.
He continued: “Good question. He’s got some stuff going on right now, some personal stuff that I’m sure he’ll announce when he’s ready. But this fight made sense.”
This just throws another spanner in the works regarding McGregor in the UFC.
Fans want him to defend his featherweight title, Khabib Nurmagomedov remains a constant threat, there’s a Nate Diaz trilogy to complete, other fights continue to call him out, and Jose Aldo wants his rematch as well.
While this may prove to be a headache for the UFC’s biggest draw, it’s just added entertainment for fight fans.
If Conor McGregor dethrones Eddie Alvarez, which title should he vacate? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.