ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

UFC president, Dana White appeared on ESPN SportsCenter Tuesday to discuss the recent announcement that Conor McGregor would be challenging for the lightweight title.

If McGregor manages to defeat Eddie Alvarez in New York, he will become the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two championships. Surprisingly though, Dana White stated that if McGregor does accomplish this feat, he won't hold them for long.

"[Conor McGregor] wants to try to gain both belts... [but] he will give up one of the titles after the fight in New York," White said on the program.

White added that they still need to "figure out" which title McGregor will be giving up, but it sounds like this is McGregor's decision to make.

"He's got some stuff going on right now," White said. "Some personal stuff I’m sure he'll announce when he's ready."

In the meantime, the UFC 205 card is nearly finalized. In addition to the lightweight title fight between challenger Conor McGregor and champion Eddie Alvarez, the event will also feature a strawweight title fight, and a welterweight title fight.

The current UFC 205 card features:

Eddie Alvarez (c) vs. Conor McGregor

Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson

Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington

Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens

Tim Kennedy vs. Rashad Evans

Tim Boetsch vs. Rafael Natal

Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves

Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad

Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian


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