Conor McGregor still hasn’t commented on the UFC’s decision to strip him of his featherweight title over the weekend, largely so they could put another interim featherweight belt on the line at the upcoming injury-riddled UFC 206 card in Toronto. Anyone who knows enough about MMA to be interested in Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis is also knowledgeable enough to know the interim title designation on their fight is pretty bunk, so it was a questionable move even without considering how Conor McGregor would take it.
It’s hard to imagine he’s happy with the situation. MMA fans certainly aren’t. Even those who don’t like McGregor and his hijinx seemed shocked by the cynical way in which the UFC handled all this. And now you can include Conor’s coach John Kavanagh amongst those who share that opinion.
“For me personally, I was very disappointed with how they went about doing it,” he said on the Red FM breakfast show (via Severe MMA). “It was a very messy set of circumstances which led to doing it. They lost a main event, and then they haphazardly threw together a new main event. They felt 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 bumped Jose Aldo up to the current undisputed champion. Which just seems ridiculous to me.”