On November 12, Conor McGregor has a chance to make history when he challenges Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight crown at Madison Square Garden.
A victory for the Irishman means he becomes the first ever fighter to hold two titles simultaneously in the organisation, as he currently holds the featherweight championship but is yet to make a defence.
Despite the opportunity to create history at UFC 205, Dana White highlighted earlier this week that should McGregor dethrone Alvarez; he’ll have to relinquish one of the championship titles, whether it be the featherweight or the lightweight.
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If other rumours are to be believed, then Notorious could be dropping both if the retirement claims turn out to be true.
However, McGregor has other ideas when it comes to giving up one of his belts, should he win a second.
According to Fox Sports, he said: “I’m going to wrap one [belt] on one shoulder, and I’m going to wrap the other [belt] on the other shoulder, and they’re going to need a [expletive] army to come take them belts off me.”
We have to wait and see whether White or the organisation takes a title off him, he’s yet to defend his featherweight championship since defeating Jose Aldo in 13 seconds last year, and although they can take it off him whenever they want, it’s still in front of him on the stage.
PICKING AND CHOOSING
Other featherweight stars are becoming frustrated at this situation, the belt hasn’t been defended in around 10 months, and McGregor is now competing in his third fight in 2016, none of which have seen him put the gold on the line.
Although the likes of Aldo and Max Holloway want a shot at the title, McGregor seems to be in a defiant mood and probably won’t give it away easily.
He added: “They’re going to have to gather an army and take one of them off me and that’s out straight.
“One’s gonna be there, one’s gonna be there, and I’m going to be picking and choosing who I want to destroy next, and that’s it.”
If that’s what happens, it won’t be a surprise to see Aldo head for the exit door.
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