Conor McGregor concedes UFC featherweight title to Jose Aldo

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In the world of Conor McGregor, things seem to move at 100 miles per hour.

The Irishman is never too far from the news, either for his lethal punches or sidesplitting quotes. This was no more the case than when the Notorious dealt Eddie Alvarez a brutal defeat to become UFC’s first double champion.

However, McGregor’s time with two belts to his name may be coming to a rather underwhelming and abrupt end.


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Just a fortnight ago and a lethal four-punch combination in the second round saw Alvarez on his back in the octagon. The American saw his lightweight title slip from his grasp with the fall and McGregor enter the history books.

This is because the Notorious entered the fight with the featherweight championship already to his name.

Last December had seen the 28-year-old subject Jose Aldo to an astonishing 13-second knockout at UFC 200. It proved the most emphatic way possible to snatch the belt.

Consequently, McGregor has been lapping up the last fortnight with two championships on his mantelpiece.


Two weeks is, apparently, suffice for the Irishman though.

As per the company itself, the face of UFC has relinquished his featherweight title after 11 months. The news has emerged amid debate whether McGregor had been stripped of the accolade.

This despite the fact, only recently, the 28-year-old denied that he would ever concede one of his belts by stating: "They're gonna have to gather an army to try and take one of them off of me.

"One's gonna be there and one’s gonna be there, and I’m gonna be picking and choosing who I wanna destroy next."

Nevertheless, the news means that Aldo will rather sheepishly re-inherit the title from a man who floored him in seconds. It’s hard to imagine the Brazilian will be complaining mind you.

As for McGregor, he still holds onto his newly claimed lightweight title. However, it looks unlikely that the Notorious will step into the octagon again until the birth of his first child in May.

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