Conor McGregor asked for his second belt and he got his belt, just not one that was supposed to belong to him.
McGregor, UFC's first ever champion in two different weight classes at the same time, kept asking for a second belt during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. McGregor was given his second belt, but not before a mad rush from UFC employees. The problem is the belt actually belonged to Tyron Woodley, who retained his UFC Welterweight Championship against Stephen Thompson via majority draw in the co-main event of UFC 205.
According to UFC President Dana White at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference, McGregor's featherweight title was nowhere to be found and after McGregor got Alvarez' lightweight champion, White asked Woodley to lend his belt for a few minutes.
“Just for the record, I’m not supposed to bring his belt – [McGregor] supposed to bring his belt,” White said. “He’s yelling at me because I don’t have his belt. I’m like, ‘No, you’re supposed to bring your belt.’ I give you the new belt. [Woodley] got it back. He let us borrow his belt.”
Woodley confirmed White's account and told MMAJunkie he was not really happy about the whole situation. Woodley had been at odds with McGregor even in the buildup to the historic UFC show, despite the two not fighting each other.
“I’m a professional at the end of the day,” Woodley said. “To be honest, if you want to get to me, you can get to me.”
McGregor won Alvarez's title after knocking Alvarez out in the second round of the UFC 205 main event, the first UFC card ever held at Madison Square Garden.
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