- 07 Jan 16
There's still nothing definite, but the Irishman is edging closer to making UFC history
UFC President Dana White spoken about about the possibility of Conor McGregor holding two separate championship belts.
White has never been enamoured with the idea of McGregor holding both the featherweight and lightweight titles - or any other fighter indulging in similar multi-tasking, for that matter. However, he appears to be softening to the 145 pound champ's proposal.
In an interview with UFC Tonight on Fox Sports, White remained optimistic about the Crumlin fighter following in BJ Penn's footsteps and becoming only the second man in UFC history to attempt to hold two separate title straps.
"Conor has said he would like to win the 155-pound belt and fight four times a year and defend both belts. If anybody can do it, Conor McGregor can. This guy has done pretty much everything he said he would do so I'm interested," he said.
In the end, as it always does, it'll come down to money. If the UFC's cash cow makes their wallet bulge further, he'll get to do what he wants. Luckily, for the Irishman, everything he has touched so far has turned to gold.
White added, "That is true, normally I would say if you're going to move up in weight you're going to have to give up the belt, but Conor has done everything he said he would do.He wants to fight, he really likes money, so if anybody could do it, it's probably him."