- Dec 17, 2016
It's now official from Dana White, UFC president, that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor had been stripped of his belt due to inactivity. His last fight was when he won the lightweight belt from Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was to originally face Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title but Ferguson had suffered a knee problem that he withdrew from the fight. In just 6 days to go, Max Holloway saved the day for UFC. Holloway is UFC featherweight champion at 145 pounds and he will be fighting Khabib for the lightweight belt at 155 pounds. If Holloway wins then he will be the 2nd man to hold 2 championship belts that was done by McGregor in 2016. The Holloway-Nurmagomedov lightweight championship fight is on April 7.
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