Conor McGregor is making his return to the octagon in a rematch against Dustin Poirier, he lost the lightweight title to Khabib Nurmagomedov but according to Conor, he is still the champ.
Conor McGregor clearly lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, Khabib dominated Conor and Conor tapped out but he has been constantly demanding a rematch ever since and is extremely confident that he will beat him for sure. He even claimed that what happened at UFC 229 nullifies Khabib’s claim of being the undisputed champion.
After the fight, Khabib jumped over from the cage and assaulted Dillon Danis, Conor’s teammate and after the incident security team took Khabib out of the arena, and the belt was never wrapped around his waist by Dana White, and according to McGregor, this is something that doesn’t allow him to claim himself as the undisputed champion.
In an interview with ESPN Conor said, “I am the champion. Do you know that the unified title was never crowned? The unified title was never crowned that time in October 2018. Khabib fled the cage and left me fighting with his family members in the cage.”
“The post-fight ceremony never took place, so I still feel like I am the champion here, and I will go in and prove that. I’ll prove that with my performances and time will show. The cream always rises to the top, and the world is about to see it.”
Conor believes he was stripped of the Featherweight belt
In the same interview he also said “I was stripped of the featherweight belt before even getting an offer of a featherweight fight. I barely even got the second belt in the octagon in New York that time [at UFC 205].
I suppose Khabib and the death of his father, and they give the time and so on, I think that’s admirable also. I think the time is now though, it’s well past, and I feel this should be for the belt. If it’s not, no problem. I’m looking to have an active year, I’m looking to compete.”
Whatever the future holds for the former champ fans are excited to see him return in the octagon.