Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Kenny Florian Doesn’t Believe Conor McGregor Will Ever Defend His Title

As we near the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz at UFC 202 later this year, “UFC Tonight” co-host Kenny Florian doesn’t believe we will ever see McGregor defend his featherweight title.

McGregor won the belt last year when he knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds. But instead of defending it, he took on Diaz at welterweight earlier this year and lost. That came after a scheduled meeting with lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos was planned.

A rematch was originally booked for next weekend and UFC 200, but issues with getting “Notorious” to do promotional work scrapped those plans.

With plans for an interim champion to be crowned at UFC 200 between Aldo and Frankie Edgar, Florian expressed his thoughts on whether or not we will see McGregor back at 145 pounds.

“I don’t think so,” Florian said. “He’s already beaten the best featherweight ever in Jose Aldo. He’ll stay at 155 and fight bigger fights. If he takes another fight at 155 after the Diaz fight, they should strip him of the title.”

UFC 202 takes place August 20 from Las Vegas.

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