Less Special Treatment
This topic can be most connected to featherweight champion Conor McGregor, and before we get started, I’d like to say that McGregor has earned everything he’s received simply based on the amount of money he brings into the promotion, but at the same time, like we mentioned earlier, the rankings should mean something.
Since winning his 145-pound title last December, McGregor has yet to defend it. Instead, he has taken two bouts at welterweight with Nate Diaz and will next challenge Eddie Alvarez. It seems as if after every one of these adventurous fights, UFC President Dana White says that the Irishman will either have to defend his title or be stripped of it, but neither ever seems to happen.
Now while there’s no reason to complain about the ‘big’ fights McGregor is taking part in, it’s not necessarily fair to the featherweight division that has been left in limbo over the last year.