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