UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would not commit to vacating one of the titles if he wins the UFC Lightweight Championship from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 next Saturday from Madison Square Garden in New York City. While speaking on a conference call on Thursday to promote the fight, here's what he had to say courtesy of MMAFighting.com:
"Vacate? I don't know, we'll see about that," McGregor said on a Thursday conference call ahead of UFC 205. "Why not defend them both? I fight every week. I only fought last week. So, I can defend them both."
McGregor has received a lot of criticism after winning the UFC featherweight championship from Jose Aldo last year and then moving up to fight Nate Diaz twice. The fact that McGregor is getting a shot at Eddie Alvarez and the lightweight championship without having to drop the featherweight belt has played into Aldo wanting to quit the sport entirely. Dana White originally said after McGregor's second fight against Diaz he had to defend the featherweight title or drop it. Neither has happened as he will challenge for another title next Saturday at arguably the biggest UFC fight card in history.
UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor will take place next Saturday from the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City.