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UFC President Dana White said on Monday that UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor would be stripped of his title if the 155-pound star does not fight until the latter's preferred date of September.
MMAjunkie's Mike Bohn reported on White's recent comments regarding a meeting between interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and top title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov:
McGregor hasn't fought in the Octagon since he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 205 in November 2016.
The UFC stripped McGregor of his UFC featherweight championship not long after he won the lightweight belt to become the promotion's first dual-weight champion.
It has been almost five months have passed since McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the 10th round of his professional boxing debut.
If UFC does strip McGregor of his lightweight belt, it will be the first time in almost three years that the Dubliner hasn't held some form of title—interim or otherwise—in the sport.
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