Congratulations are in order for UFC’s Conor McGregor! Well, sort of.
If you’re the type of fight fan that doesn’t mind if a champion doesn’t defend his belt, then you’re in luck! In fact, you and UFC president Dana White have something in common. On Sunday, McGregor would set the UFC record for the longest reign without a title defensea��passing Anthony Pettis. That’s right, it’s been 465 days and counting since the Irishman’s last title defensea��which came againstA�Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on November 12… 2016.
I’m not stickler for these things, but come on, man. It makes the entire division look bad. It certainly makes Dana White and the UFC as a whole look weaker. But that’s business. McGregor is the man, and he knows the UFC needs him more than the other way around. But that doesn’t change the fact that this shouldn’t be tolerated.
In the meantime, Tony Ferguson is set to square off againstA�Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 for the interim belt. But that’s not to say White won’t eventually strip McGregor of his strap anyway. Get ready for that fallout. It promises to be spectacular.
And who knowsa��perhaps his next title defense comes against Floyd Mayweather. Don’t worry, I’m only half-joking. Maybe.