Saturday 25 March 2017

Dana White reveals reason behind Conor McGregor belt confusion and their hilarious quick-fix

Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Eddie Alvarez in their UFC lightweight championship fight in their UFC lightweight championship fight during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden
Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Eddie Alvarez in their UFC lightweight championship fight in their UFC lightweight championship fight during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Conor McGregor was livid after becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two titles concurrently because he was only presented with one belt after overwhelming Eddie Alvarez to take his lightweight crown.

"Where the f*** is my second belt?" he said."$4.2 billion this company sold for...cheap f***ers. They're trying to take that belt off me already."

Dana White cleared up any confusion in the post-fight press conference after confirming that tonight's event had broken every record going.

It turns out that it was all McGregor's fault and the Dubliner actually had the welterweight belt hanging off one of his shoulders tonight.

"Just for the record, I'm not supposed to bring his belt... he's supposed to bring his belt," White revealed.

"He's yelling at me because I don't have his belt. I'm like 'no, you're supossed to bring your belt and I give you your new belt'. We went back there and Tyron Woodley gave us his belt.

"He let us borrow his belt."

Asked about allowing McGregor to use his belt, Woodley said: "I'm a professional. Most of the crowd are here to see Conor. I'm not going to upset that."

It was a nice gesture from Woodley, who kept his welterweight crown after a majority draw with Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson, especially considering the tension between him and McGregor this week.

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