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Conor McGregor is officially stripped of his UFC featherweight title

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Conor McGregor is officially stripped of his UFC featherweight title

Conor McGregor has been officially stripped of his UFC featherweight title.

The Dublin fighter, who also holds the UFC lightweight belt, has relinquished given up his featherweight title, the UFC announced Saturday night during the UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast.

Although the UFC says McGregor has given up the featherweight belt voluntarily, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that McGregor never agreed to that decision. Regardless, the UFC has the right to strip the belt from McGregor.

Jose Aldo, who won the interim title back at UFC 200 in July, defeating Frankie Edgar, will now take McGregor's belt and become the undisputed 145-pound champion.

Additionally, it was announced that Anthony Pettis vs. Max Holloway will now serve as the main event of UFC 206, replacing the light heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. That championship bout was scrapped from the card after Cormier sustained an injury.

Pettis and Holloway will now battle for the interim featherweight title in the main event of UFC 206, which takes place on December 10 in Toronto, Canada.