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No-one asked me to give up featherweight title - McGregor

Teamtalk logo Teamtalk 18/12/2016

Conor McGregor has suggested that no-one from the UFC contacted him to ask if he would give up his featherweight title before UFC 206, which took place last week.

The UFC announced in November that the Irishman had relinquished his belt to Jose Aldo and that Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis would fight at UFC 206 to become the interim featherweight titleholder.

Holloway is now likely to face Aldo, who was the interim champion after beating Frankie Edgar at UFC 200, next year but McGregor still sees himself as the featherweight belt holder.

© Provided by Teamtalk "All I know is they're tying to type onto keyboard and say, we're taking this belt, we're taking that belt, we're doing this, we're doing that," McGregor told Ireland. "You ain't doing nothing without contacting me first."

The Irishman is set to take some time off with his first baby expected next year but he is unsure as to why president Dana White reckons he will be out for 10 months.

"As far as a break, I don't know," McGregor said. "I know Dana has been on record, being like 'months - he's taking 10 months off.' Where did you [get] 10 months?"

UFC featherweight and lightweight champ Conor McGregor © Getty Images UFC featherweight and lightweight champ Conor McGregor And McGregor is refusing to accept that Aldo, who he defeated in 13 seconds at UFC 194 in December 2015, as the current featherweight champ.

"I'm still the two-weight world champion," McGregor said. "Make no mistake about that. They can say what they want, they can try and get phoney belts and hand them out to people I've already destroyed. I mean, the current champion is a guy I KO'd in 13 seconds. The current interim champion is a guy I destroyed as well. ... Officially, I don't care what nobody says. I am the two-weight world champion and that is that."

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