Conor McGregor's Coach John Kavanagh Expressed His Dismay Over UFC's Decision To Strip The UFC Featherweight Championship Belt

By Abbie Kraft, Parent Herald November 30, 08:00 am
UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor reacts during UFC 205 Weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City.
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Connor McGregor was recently stripped of his UFC featherweight champion which made a negative impact on fight fans, and greatly dismayed his coach, John Kavanagh. His title was stripped after Daniel Cormier's took place.
It was revealed that Conor McGredor was stripped of his featherweight champion title just a few weeks after being hailed as the first UFC fighter to fall under two weight division. News mentioned that UFC took Conor McGregor's title after Daniel Cormier's injury highly affected UFC's line-up. To make matters worse, it was added that his title was given to Jose Aldo, wherein Aldo was named as the New Undisputed Champion after he won in July.

After theannouncement made the headlines, Conor McGregor's coach broke his silence as he expressed his dismay towards UFC's decision. He then added how rediculous it is to have Jose Aldo added into the chaos that was not McGregor's fault in the first place.


"For me personally, very disappointed with how they went about doing it," Kavanagh stated during an interview with Red FM in Ireland on Tuesday. "Very messy set of circumstances that led to it. They lost the main event and then they haphazardly threw together a new main event and to sell it, they had to make this for a title in order for it to sell so they brought in another interim title that Jose Aldo already has and then bump Jose Aldo up to the current undisputed champion, which just seems ridiculous to me."


Kavanagh even pointed out that some fighters were given enough time to defend their championship, while McGregor was only given 11 months after winning the title. He then highlighted that it was "shortsighted " for them to imminently strip Conor's title from him.


"Conor's only 11 months since he won that title and there have been many, many examples of fighters waiting 15 months, 18 months before defending it," Kavanagh said. "He's 11 months and they strip him of it.I thought it was very shortsighted of the UFC in how they went about doing it."


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