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Conor McGregor relinquishes his UFC featherweight title

Conor McGregor has opted to retain his lightweight crown  
PA reporter

CONOR McGREGOR has vacated his UFC featherweight title and instead opted to retain his lightweight crown, the sport's governing body has said in a short statement.

The Dubliner became the sport's first two-division world champion when he beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt at UFC 205 in New York a fortnight ago.

But UFC said on Saturday that McGregor - who is not expected to fight again until the middle of next year - had relinquished the featherweight belt, which had now been given to interim holder Jose Aldo.

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