Conor McGregor to finally be stripped of lightweight title, confirms UFC president Dana White

CONOR McGREGOR will be stripped of his UFC lightweight title, Dana White has confirmed.

The 29-yr-previous hasn't fought contained in the metal cage since he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in October 2016, with the Irishman final in motion again in August when misplaced towards Floyd Mayweather.

 Conor McGregor hasn't fought inside the Octagon since November 2016

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Conor McGregor hasn't fought contained in the Octagon since November 2016
 UFC president Dana White has revealed the Irishman will be stripped of his lightweight belt

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UFC president Dana White has revealed the Irishman will be stripped of his lightweight belt

However his inactivity in MMA has led his belt to be taken away from him, with Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov to struggle at UFC 223 on the Barclays Middle in New York.

Talking to TMZ Sports activities, White stated: "I stated within the final press convention, that struggle [Ferguson vs Khabib] will be for the title.

"It's not for the interim title. That battle is for the title.

"Is he upset? Conor understands. Pay attention, Conor made rather a lot of cash. He needs a while off, however the division has to go on and the enterprise has to go on."

 Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the belt at UFC 223 in April

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Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle for the belt at UFC 223 in April
 The 29-year-old knocked out Eddie Alvarez in his last bout inside the steel cage

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The 29-yr-previous knocked out Eddie Alvarez in his final bout contained in the metal cage
 Conor McGregor is a two-weight world champion in UFC

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Conor McGregor is a two-weight world champion in UFC

The forty eight-yr-previous then harassed he would really like to see the Infamous face the winner of the April bout.

He added: "I'd like to see Conor battle the winner. It was August after which September [for his return], I don't know. I say it on a regular basis, with that sort of cash, Conor may by no means come again. It's so much of cash.

McGregor has been linked with a rematch towards Mayweather contained in the Octagon, with White revealing that talks are underway.

He stated of the potential conflict: "The one means a rematch is sensible in that battle is within the UFC."

CONOR McGREGOR will be stripped of his UFC lightweight title, Dana White has confirmed.

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