Conor McGregor relinquishes the UFC Featherweight belt, Jose Aldo the new champion

The UFC have confirmed Conor McGregor has relinquished the UFC Featherweight title and Jose Aldo is the new 145lbs Champion.

Conor McGregor made history at UFC 205 when he defeated the UFC Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and became the first in UFC history to hold two belts from two different weight divisions at the same time. But with news of the main event of UFC 206 in Toronto Canada falling apart with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier out with an injury, the UFC made some changes.

The main event for UFC 206 will now be Max Holloway vs the former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis for the interim Featherweight belt. This means that the interim champion Jose Aldo, will now become the new undisputed champion. Aldo is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 in July. Before that he lost the 145lbs belt to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 by a devastating KO at just 13 seconds into the opening round.

Conor McGregor will focus on the 155lbs division but has said he will be taking time out as he and his partner are expecting their first child in May next year.

The winner of Holloway vs Pettis will face Jose Aldo in 2017. This event will take place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Canada, December 10th.



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Louise Green

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