UFC announces Conor McGregor has relinquished featherweight title, Jose Aldo is new champ

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Five-Alive
11/27/16 2:20:06AM
Conor McGregor is no longer a two-division world champion. At least, according to the UFC.

The Irishman, who also holds the UFC lightweight belt, has relinquished given up his featherweight title, the UFC announced Saturday night during the UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast.

Although the UFC says McGregor has given up the featherweight belt voluntarily, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that McGregor never agreed to that decision. Regardless, the UFC has the right to strip the belt from McGregor.

Jose Aldo, who won the interim title back at UFC 200 in July, defeating Frankie Edgar, will now take McGregor's belt and become the undisputed 145-pound champion.

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Wallass
11/27/16 7:41:41AM
Wolf tickets! This show can't be headlined by Pettis vs Holloway unless they jazz it up with this crap. Disappointed with this card from the start and even worse now. Likely going to be one of the lowest purchased cards of the year.
jae_1833
11/27/16 12:07:41PM
Words have meanings...the message is clear with the word choice "relinquished". There still isn't a reason to have an Interim belt, just need Jose to decide not to quit. His actions are a little ridiculous too, almost cry-babyish.
reptiler13
11/27/16 4:07:31PM
Kinda torn on this one, I hate to see a division get held up if the champ does not or will not defend the belt. on the other hand he earned them both.
NE-1
11/27/16 5:32:11PM

Posted by jae_1833

Words have meanings...the message is clear with the word choice "relinquished". There still isn't a reason to have an Interim belt, just need Jose to decide not to quit. His actions are a little ridiculous too, almost cry-babyish.



That's an excellent point; it's not like the greatest FW champion in MMA history was done horrendously dirty by the UFC. I mean it's clearly on par with the treatment of other title holders like....

Ronda Rousey. Whom was smashed by Holm, took a year vacation and got an immediate title fight;

McGreggor: who got a beat down put on him by Diaz (yea he beat up Diaz too) and was beaten on the feet and finished on the ground, got a SD in a rematch that was razor thin and was given a title shot at LW having a 1-1 record in the division against 1 fighter that is arguably not a top-5 and was never expected to defend his FW belt;

Barao vs. Dillashaw;
Werdum vs. Velasquez;

Yeah, I too am tired of the preferential treatment of Aldo above all other fighters. It's not like he's given the UFC anything really. I mean who does this guy think he is?
Nathan_Arizona
11/27/16 8:18:49PM

Posted by NE-1

...got a SD in a rematch...



It wasn't a split decision. Go back and review.
Conor won a majority decision, 48-7, 48-47, 47-47.


prozacnation1978
11/27/16 9:46:55PM
Does connor know that he gave up the title
JLS
11/27/16 11:21:35PM

Posted by Nathan_Arizona


Posted by NE-1

...got a SD in a rematch...



It wasn't a split decision. Go back and review.
Conor won a majority decision, 48-7, 48-47, 47-47.





Technically you're right Nathan but it doesn't matter that's not the point he's making with his post.

jae_1833
11/27/16 11:30:26PM
No one's chosen actions are dictated by the actions of others. There is an obvious displacement of power on multiple levels, favoritism too. This doesn't excuse anyone for going on the way Aldo did, if he backs up his "desire" to retire then good for him to make that decision when it was time. If he did it out of recourse, and spite, then it's rather childish. There were many other ways to handle the situation, and the way Aldo chose wasn't admirable is all I am saying. Not that it wasn't understandable.
xdanish020
11/28/16 1:45:31AM

Posted by jae_1833

Words have meanings...the message is clear with the word choice "relinquished". There still isn't a reason to have an Interim belt, just need Jose to decide not to quit. His actions are a little ridiculous too, almost cry-babyish.



Tough to say that when a lot of the things he said were true. Dana said after the Nate Diaz fights McGregor would be defending the FW belt. Which we all knew he didn't, he fought Eddie for the LW belt at MSG.

I knew in the back of my head he was never making that weight again, which is why they gave him the Alvarez fight so at least he can have 1 belt. 155 should be a much tougher division for McGregor, he was holding up the FW division, had not defendied the title for a year and if they scheduled a fight soon, when would it be for, April or May?

He has much bigger fights at 155 lbs and I question his ability to make 145 anymore.
quezocrema0032
11/28/16 1:48:02AM
I think I am the only person who is super excited about the Pettis Halloway title fight sure it's a weird interim belt but let's be honest if Conor wasn't the star he is he would have got stripped a long time ago and Max would have got a title fight. To me this is more justification towards Hollway's short end of the stick than anything else. Conor is a great fighter but he's no champ he never gave these guys a chance to be the man and now they have their chance.
xdanish020
11/28/16 1:50:17AM

Posted by NE-1


Posted by jae_1833

Words have meanings...the message is clear with the word choice "relinquished". There still isn't a reason to have an Interim belt, just need Jose to decide not to quit. His actions are a little ridiculous too, almost cry-babyish.



That's an excellent point; it's not like the greatest FW champion in MMA history was done horrendously dirty by the UFC. I mean it's clearly on par with the treatment of other title holders like....

Ronda Rousey. Whom was smashed by Holm, took a year vacation and got an immediate title fight;

McGreggor: who got a beat down put on him by Diaz (yea he beat up Diaz too) and was beaten on the feet and finished on the ground, got a SD in a rematch that was razor thin and was given a title shot at LW having a 1-1 record in the division against 1 fighter that is arguably not a top-5 and was never expected to defend his FW belt;

Barao vs. Dillashaw;
Werdum vs. Velasquez;

Yeah, I too am tired of the preferential treatment of Aldo above all other fighters. It's not like he's given the UFC anything really. I mean who does this guy think he is?

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Couldn't agree more.
isk
11/28/16 5:54:37AM
Jesus. Aldo's a terrific fighter who beat the brakes off Frankie, but if Conor's not coming back to 145, at least make an official title fight.
NE-1
11/28/16 3:51:28PM

Posted by Nathan_Arizona


It wasn't a split decision. Go back and review.
Conor won a majority decision, 48-7, 48-47, 47-47.





I don't review these things, I'm too important. So I have people whom are less important, with more free time do it for me.

Keep up the good work.
isk
11/28/16 6:38:59PM

Posted by NE-1
I don't review these things, I'm too important. So I have people whom are less important, with more free time do it for me.

Keep up the good work.



You've bet on ~2100 fights for fake money on the internet. Yep, totally important with little free time.
NE-1
11/28/16 6:45:38PM

Posted by isk


Posted by NE-1
I don't review these things, I'm too important. So I have people whom are less important, with more free time do it for me.

Keep up the good work.



You've bet on ~2100 fights for fake money on the internet. Yep, totally important with little free time.



Uh-oh....You took me literally. This must be so embarrassing for you.

I mean I thought the irony was blatantly obvious; boasting of self-importance on MMAPlayground. Don't worry though. Since you're so concerned with my time, you can keep track of my other MMAPlayground activities that aren't covered by the other guy (can't remember his name....I'm too important)


Ps. You'd be shocked at the amount of time I spend watching porn
isk
11/28/16 10:27:01PM
Oh, not really. You're always locked up in your room when your mom invites me over
NE-1
11/29/16 12:11:36AM

Posted by isk

Oh, not really. You're always locked up in your room when your mom invites me over



Lol. OK guy. If there was ever a tell tale sign that someone with the emotional intelligence of a 5 year old got butt hurt on the interweb, it's when they start insinuating that they're banging your mom.

I appreciate your diligence in reaffirming my previous notion that you are indeed stupid.

Ps my mom says you have erectile dysfunction and you can only climax from direct prostate stimulation via penetration. But I appreciate you keeping her happy.
Nathan_Arizona
12/1/16 4:09:08PM

Posted by NE-1


Posted by Nathan_Arizona


It wasn't a split decision. Go back and review.
Conor won a majority decision, 48-7, 48-47, 47-47.





I don't review these things, I'm too important. So I have people whom are less important, with more free time do it for me.

Keep up the good work.



No "free time" necessary. I watched the fight when it happened...and it only requires the memory of a snail to recall it accurately.

If that riled you up, then that's on you. Had I known I was communicating with an emo snowflake, I would have coddled you a bit in my arms while sharing that fact.
Nathan_Arizona
12/1/16 4:19:08PM

Posted by NE-1


...butt hurt...



That whole pot/kettle saying really comes into play when someone accuses somebody of being 5 years old while following it up with "butt hurt".

But I guess every forum needs a self-contradictory troll.
tildengolfer
12/1/16 4:35:07PM

Posted by JLS


Posted by Nathan_Arizona


Posted by NE-1

...got a SD in a rematch...



It wasn't a split decision. Go back and review.
Conor won a majority decision, 48-7, 48-47, 47-47.





Technically you're right Nathan but it doesn't matter that's not the point he's making with his post.




Sounds like a NYSAC & Bruce Buffer collaboration.
NE-1
12/13/16 10:44:20PM

Posted by Nathan_Arizona


Posted by NE-1


...butt hurt...



That whole pot/kettle saying really comes into play when someone accuses somebody of being 5 years old while following it up with "butt hurt".

But I guess every forum needs a self-contradictory troll.

No "free time" necessary. I watched the fight when it happened...and it only requires the memory of a snail to recall it accurately.

If that riled you up, then that's on you. Had I known I was communicating with an emo snowflake, I would have coddled you a bit in my arms while sharing that fact.



This is futile, 1. because you probably won't read it. 2. Because you're an eternal web contrarian and won't consider the points enumerated. Nonetheless...here I go (i hate myself for doing this)

"pot/kettle". Once again you've failed to comprehend the point. In my initial post instead of contributing anything relevant, you fact checked something of literally 0 significance and punctuated the point with a mightier than though "go and review". It was stupid, and justly met with an equally stupid and childish response. Going a step further now, anyone that asserts over the internet that they are fucking someone's mom is childish, and nothing I said warranted such a response. Obviously he wasn't able to cope with my playful chiding (as you have failed to do as well), and he lashed out.

However, in your infinite wisdom, you failed to grasp the point again. You're attempt to take a piece of the statement out of context and assemble a rebuttal for a small, and insignificant fraction in order to negate it in its entirety is pedantic/idiot, at best. The fact of the matter is, you're so adverse to anything I say now, that you'd fail to concede even the most obvious thing, like agreeing that "I fucked your mom" is childish thing to say and the behavior of a half-wit. If aren't able to come to terms with the logic of the last few sentences then you are literally proving my point.

All the best. I'll forget you exist now with my snail memory. (please fact check the above and be sure to list any discrepancies. Thank you, and good work)