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Conor McGregor has been stripped of his featherweight title by the UFC authoritiesgetty

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Conor McGregor created history at the UFC 205 event at the Madison Square Garden Arena on 12 November when he beat American Eddie Alvarez to become the first person in the promotion company to hold two title belts (Featherweight and Lightweight) at the same time.

The Irishman had claimed that he would not give up either belt in favour of the other, but it seems like company's authorities have taken the decision for him by stripping him of the featherweight belt which he had since the UFC 194 event when he knocked out Brazilian Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds.

Since then though Notorious has not even defended his now former title, ignoring Aldo's claims for a rematch, instead choosing to face American Nate Diaz twice and Eddie Alvarez. With McGregor out of the way, the promotion has installed Aldo as the new reigning champion while Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis will face-off for a chance to win the interim featherweight belt at UFC 206.

Let's take a look at what McGregor's fellow Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) professionals had to say about the decision.