If Conor McGregor beats Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 – and that’s a big “if” – he’ll then be the champ of the featherweight and lightweight division. And much has been made of McGregor saying he ain’t given up those shiny belts.
Well, the Irishman is backing off that assertion a little bit.
As per Sports Illustrated:
“Let me see the pictures on publications with a belt on each shoulder first,” he recently told SI by phone. “Let me go onto the side of that Octagon and raise two world titles, what’s never been done before, before talking about stripping me. Let me get the f—— things, let me do it.
“I’ll always listen to the correct business move and I’ll always do what is the correct move,” he added, “but let me do it and let me go back and look at some pictures of me with two belts and let me embrace it for half-a-day.”
Sounds reasonable to me.