Conor McGregor Defeated Nate Diaz: Featherweight Crown Stripped?

Conor McGregor Defeated Nate Diaz: Featherweight Crown Stripped?
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Now that Connor McGregor has defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 202, rumors are spreading that his featherweight title must be stripped down from him.


The champion just avenged his loss to Nate Diaz at the UFC 196 after he bested the fighter with a split decision in their Las Vegas match.

Connor McGregor won with a record of 48-47, 47-47, 48-47 as per the judges’ decision.

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This is amidst rants from fans that Nate Diaz should have won the fight, as his opponent “did a lot of running.”

The Irish native’s two consecutive battles against the Stockholm fighter under the 170-pounds has gained issues that he should give up his 145-pounds division title.

The Daily Star said that UFC president Dana White told that Connor McGregor might have to surrender his featherweight title if he wanted to have another fight under the 170-pounds.

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Connor McGregor should return to fighting in featherweight and defend his title against Aldo or choose to vacate the title, Mirror UK said in a report.

But Connor McGregor admitted he does not know what division he will fight next.

“I don’t know,” he said in a press conference. “We’ll see. I’ve got to figure out what’s next, but right now, I don’t know what’s next. There are many things in the pipeline. So, sit tight.”

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When asked if he should give up his title, Connor McGregor takes on his firm stand that it will not be possible.

“I don’t think they’re gonna (strip me of the title),” he said in an interview. “How can they do that? What would that do to the divison if the guy I KO’d in 13 seconds (Jose Aldo) is champ?”

There is also a possibility that UFC star Connor McGregor and Nate Diaz will go for their third battle as Nate Diaz has already hinted he will not fight anyone except him.

“Hey good job today, Conor, but we’re going for three. For real. Until then I ain’t coming back,” he said.

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