Last Saturday, during the broadcast of UFC Fight Night 101, the UFC made an important announcement. The promotion announced that Conor McGregor “relinquished” the featherweight belt. Millions of fans around the world might feel angry but it was definitely the best move for the UFC and the sport of MMA.
McGregor became the king of the featherweight division on December 12, 2015 at UFC 194. He put Jose Aldo to sleep in 13 seconds and ended his reign of six years as WEC/UFC champion. It was Jose Aldo’s first defeat in over 10 years.