John Kavanagh: Conor McGregor still champ, whether Ferguson-Nurmagomedov is for full belt or not

John Kavanagh said the UFC can strip Conor McGregor of a material item such as a gold belt, but it can’t take away his status as UFC lightweight champion.

It was confirmed this week that interim UFC lightweight champ Tony Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) will meet Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) in the UFC 223’s pay-per-view main event on April 7. What’s still unknown, though, is whether the UFC plans to strip McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC), or if the matchup will stand as an...

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