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Conor McGregor memorably went off about his belt not being prominently displayed on the original UFC 196 promotional materials. Now, I'm pretty sure he's happy, though.

Take a look at the UFC Twitter account's official Tweet of the new poster for the event set to take place March 5th in Las Vegas...

Here's the now-infamous rant from the January introductory press conference to the event from Conor McGregor that made waves - and provoked changes to the marketing materials.

"Where is my damn belt? This is a superfight. I look up on that poster, I see myself tucked in the back there. I see a guy (dos Anjos) who, his last gate was $1.7 million. He fought on free TV. He's never brought a dime to this company. He's never made a dime. Yet, he's sitting there on the front of my poster. I think that's a department that needs to be looked at. Somebody is sleeping on the job.
"This is a superfight. Where are all these historic images? These are posters that will be looked back on long after it's all said and done. And then you've got to look back on that absolute garbage. So, I think I might have to go into that department, because they must be getting comfortable in that poster department. They ought to get their act together and start doing their damn job."

That message was apparently heard loud and clear by Dana White, who recently explained why the poster was changed.

"Conor made his argument, 'This is a superfight. I'm a [145]-pound champion. He's the [155]-pound champion. My belt should be represented even though I'm not defending my belt.'

"And I said, 'You know what? You're right, Conor. All right, we'll do it," White said.

"We actually switched the poster and they've both got their belts and it's champion vs. champion," White added. "It's a superfight: 45 vs. 55 for the 55-pound title."


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(Via: MMAFighting)


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