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With a giant superfight announced between UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Featherwight Champion Conor McGregor, a huge question emerged: what happens if McGregor wins?

Dana White has said multiple times that McGregor would need to drop the featherweight title if he didn't plan on defending, but each time it seems there are reasons to be found in keeping it for just one more fight.

According to Dana White though, even if he wins, McGregor won't be holding on to both titles at the same time.

"[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 ESPN SportsCenter on Tuesday.

However, at the UFC 205 press conference today, Conor McGregor flatly rebutted this idea.

When he was asked about what he would do if he won a second UFC belt, McGregor replied that it would take an "army" to take either one from him.

"I'm gonna' wrap one on one shoulder, I'm gonna' wrap the other on the other shoulder, and they're gonna' need a f-ckin' army to come take them belts off me," McGregor said.

He reiterated this sentiment later on in the press conference, stating that he had no intention of giving up anything after UFC 205.

This was just fifteen seconds of craziness from one wild press conference that you can watch in full below.

The current UFC 205 card stands at:

  • 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


If Conor McGregor becomes a two-division champ, should he give up one of the belts?


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