Conor McGregor’s UFC lightweight title winning feat came in a Champion vs. Champion super fight at UFC 205 on November 12, 2016.
The then UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor defeated the then UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez via a second round TKO in a lightweight fight. Alvarez’s title was at stake, with McGregor winning at the event and taking 155 pound gold.
However, Conor McGregor was only presented with a UFC title belt after the fight. McGregor then ejected the UFC staff for not showing him his second belt. Fortunately, they finally managed to get him a second championship.
During the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White suggested that Conor McGregor hadn’t brought his UFC featherweight belt. White stated:
“Just for the record: I’m not allowed to bring his (Conor McGregor’s) belt. He should bring his belt, right? He yells at me because I don’t have his belt. I’m like, ‘No. You should bring your belt. And I’ll give you the new belt ‘. So we went back there and Tyron Woodley gave us his belt. “
White added that Tyron Woodley, the then UFC welterweight champion, returned his belt after Woodley “borrowed” it from Conor McGregor.
“The Chosen One” indicated that the majority of viewers were in the pay-per-view to see Conor McGregor. The 39-year-old stated that he was simply a professional and did not want to turn the crowd against him by refusing to loan McGregor his belt.
Conor McGregor pointed out that taking Tyron Woodley’s UFC welterweight title could be “a sign of the future.” McGregor alluded to possibly challenging Woodley and beating him across the board for the UFC welterweight title, which never came to fruition.
Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul and Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 4
Tyron Woodley has lost four fights in his MMA career. He was fired from the UFC earlier this year.
Woodley will make his professional boxing debut against YouTube megastar Jake Paul in a cruiserweight bout on August 29th.
Meanwhile, Conor McGregor is recovering from a leg injury. The Irishman has vowed to avenge his recent losses to arch-rival Dustin Poirier in his lightweight bouts this year.
McGregor is expected to return to the Octagon in 2022 for a possible fourth fight against Poirier.