During an appearance on “The Herd” on Wednesday, Dana White said that if the current Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor is actually retiring, then the title goes to the winner of the rematch between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar. Aldo and Edgar currently scheduled for the Interim Featherweight Championship (145 lbs) at UFC 200 on July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
McGregor was pulled from the Nate Diaz rematch after after allegedly announcing his retirement on Twiter. Many thought the champion was joking, but it seems like now that statement may have been serious.
Dana White seems as confuse as everyone else. “That’s the thing. Conor needs to clear up the who retirement thing and clear it up fast,” quoted White. “If he is retiring, then at UFC 200 Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar will fight for the vacant title.”
Before getting knocked out in the first round by McGregor in the first round of UFC 194, Aldo had defended 10 times and had been undefeated in his previous 17 fights. Aldo defeated Edgar by unanimous decision at UFC 156, but Edgar has been on 5-fight winning streak hoping to reclaim another title shot.