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Conor McGregor forced to vacate UFC featherweight belt just two weeks after becoming two-weight champion

Conor McGregor lasted for just two weeks as the UFC’s first two-weight champion with the announcement that the Irishman has vacated his featherweight title.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The outlandish MMA fighter won the lightweight title at UFC 205 by beating Eddie Alvarez to become the first two-weight champion in the history of the organisation.

He added that belt to the featherweight title he won back in December 2015 by beating Jose Aldo at UFC 194.

However, as expected, McGregor has been forced to vacate the featherweight belt due to a lack of activity in the division.

The decision announced by UFC means Aldo has been elevated to undisputed featherweight champion. The interim UFC featherweight title will be contested between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 in Toronto, with the winner of that taking on Aldo at some point in 2017.

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