MMA McGregor to Make Personal Announcement After UFC 205 by Kristine Haugsjaa September 30, 2016 Conor McGregor (Photo by Lauren Guillen – Double G Media) If there’s one thing we can always count on Conor McGregor for, it’s to keep us on our toes. UFC President Dana White announced after McGregor defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 202 that the next step for the featherweight champion would be either defending or vacating his gold strap. Both of those plans were negated after White announced on Sports Center late Monday night that McGregor would be stepping up a weight class to face UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. After taking a lot of heat on social media and within the UFC roster (specifically Jose Aldo and Khabib , White explained on WFAN radio that there was a reason behind the move and we would find out why after UFC 205. I battled this thing forever. Not only is it not fair to Jose Aldo, it’s not fair to Khabib, and Max Holloway. So believe me, I battled with this thing. But there are – how can I say this? There are other circumstances involved in this that will be played out after this fight. I promise…It’s completely…It’s something completely out of left field. It’s Conor’s business, it’s not mine, and I’ll let Conor announce it when he’s ready to. Could this be the official retirement of the ‘Notorious One’ if he wins the 155-pound gold? McGregor does have a history of winning champion belts, then vacating them. Prior to joining the UFC, he held the Featherweight and Lightweight titles in Cage Warrior FC. Neither belt was defending before he left the league. Post Views: 1,298 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Kristine Haugsjaa Kristine is a Managing Editor for DoubleGSports.com as well as UFC/MMA Lead Writer. She also hosts a column known as Fighting Words. Latest posts by Kristine Haugsjaa (see all) NJ’s Chookagian makes flyweight debut at UFC Charlotte - November 7, 2017 Fighting Words: Bellator is Giving Hardy the Credit She Deserves - October 20, 2017 Frankie Edgar to face Champion Max Holloway at UFC 218 - October 3, 2017 Boxing’s Amanda Serrano heading to MMA - September 21, 2017 Related TopicsConor McGregoreddie alvarezfeatherweightlightweightmmaNew YorkufcUFC 205 Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Women in Sports: New York Mets In-Game Host, Emily Reppert by Luke Porco | posted on March 8, 2019 More in MMA The Mockery of A Sport: Paul vs. Askren Jake Paul and Ben Askren are set to fight tonight, and as a fan... The Leverage Game: What’s Going on Between Jon Jones and UFC? After Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic, fight fans everywhere were already excited about... Athletes and their “Charitable” Contributions The other day I was watching TV when I saw a commercial for Conor... Should the Holloway vs. Katter fight have been Stopped in the 4th Round? Dana White thought so… In my honest opinion, when it comes to sports there is nothing like watching... The UFC gains investors in Tom Brady and Mark Wahlberg, among other celebrities UFC 205 Line Up: Who’s on the Main Card?