Conor McGregor: ‘I am still the UFC’s featherweight champion, I dismantled Max Holloway’

UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor still considers himself to be the UFC featherweight champion.

McGregor was stripped of the UFC featherweight title due to his lack of title defenses. After winning the 145-pound title, McGregor immediately put his attention on winning the lightweight championship.

On Wednesday, McGregor was asked about whether or not he sees himself as the featherweight champion during a conference call with the media.

“One-hundred percent. How can I not consider myself the UFC featherweight world champion and the UFC lightweight world champion?” McGregor said.

“The current UFC featherweight world champion is Max Holloway, A man I dismantled. The former champion was (Jose) Aldo. I still reign supreme over that division.”

McGregor went on to say he plans to fight in both the featherweight and lightweight divisions when he returns to the UFC.

“Everyone knows I’m the multiple weight world champion of the UFC’s featherweight division and lightweight division,” McGregor said. “I look forward to continuing where I left off.”

McGregor’s next fight will take place Aug. 26. In Las Vegas, McGregor will fight Floyd “Money” Mayweather in a boxing match.