Conor McGregor hasn’t fought in the Octagon since November 2016, and apparently, he’s not keen on getting in there until the fall. So, in the meantime, the UFC is planning to strip him of his UFC lightweight title.
In an interview on FOX Sports, UFC president Dana White revealed the news, while naming who will fight for the championship.
“The belt would move on. Conor is saying he’s thinking about coming back in September and that’s almost two years — that can’t happen. It’s just not fair to everyone else,” he said. “I love Conor, respect Conor, and love everything he has done for this company [but] the belt would have to move on, absolutely.”
“You do Khabib [Nurmagomedov] versus Tony [Ferguson],” White continued. “We’re working on that fight now. If and when Conor comes back, he will get the first crack at the title.”
McGregor has yet to respond.