McGregor relinquishes featherweight title, Aldo now champion
<p><a href="http://www.ufc.com/news/McGregor-vacates-featherweight-title">The UFC announced</a> on Saturday that two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor has vacated his featherweight title.</p>
<p>McGregor (21-3) beat now-former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 earlier this month to win the 155-lb title, making him the first to ever hold two UFC belts simultaneously. A topic of discussion following his victory was whether or not he would be stripped of either of his titles since he wouldn’t be to consistently defend both.</p>
<p>Former long-time featherweight champion Jose Aldo (26-2), who won the interim title with a unanimous decision win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 200, has been crowned undisputed champion as a result. The 30-year old Brazilian originally lost his belt to McGregor via 13-second knockout last December and was adamant on getting a rematch, even threatening to leave the UFC if he didn’t.</p>
<p>Following the announcement, Aldo said he wants to <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/11/28/13768596/jose-aldo-wants-lightweight-bout-with-pu-y-conor-mcgregor-after-next">defend his belt</a> against the winner of Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis before moving up to lightweight to face McGregor.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.