McGregor surrendered the belt out of need as the UFC mixed to locate a very late headliner after light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier endured a harm that constrained him out of his session with Anthony “Roll” Johnson on Dec. 10 in Toronto.
As indicated by sources near McGregor, his group knew that the UFC would likely make this move to spare the card once the first headliner was scrapped not long ago. McGregor hasn’t put forth any open expression about surrendering the featherweight title starting yet.
With alternatives constrained, the new UFC 206 headliner will see Max Holloway confront Anthony Pettis with the between time featherweight title on hold. The victor of the UFC 206 headliner will then go onto confront Jose Aldo in 2017. Aldo officially won an interval featherweight title back in July when he crushed Frankie Edgar at UFC 200, however now he’ll be made the undisputed champion at any rate for now until the division is set one year from now.
The move comes weeks after UFC 205 finished with McGregor lifting two world titles noticeable all around after he turned into the principal warrior in history to wind up a synchronous champion in double divisions. UFC president Dana White had guaranteed even before the occasion occurred that McGregor would in the long run need to surrender one of the titles as opposed to hold up two divisions in his nonappearance.
McGregor is additionally due for some tremendously merited time off following four battles in 11 months as he wants to sit out until in any event May 2017 in reckoning of the introduction of his first youngster. By and large, McGregor’s rule as a two-division champion went on for 14 days before he surrendered the UFC featherweight title.