Conor McGregor blames ONE Championship for reported demise of UFC flyweight division

After ONE Championship signed the most dominant champion in UFC history, the UFC’s biggest star says the promotion best take the rest of the division, too.

In a rather unexpected move, former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor blamed ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong for the reported dissolution of the UFC’s flyweight division (via Twitter):

You must now take all the 125lbers that have been let go, Chatri.

You talk all of this Martial Art and respect talk, yet your greed has directly cost more than half a fighting division it’s chance to earn income for their family.

Have respect @YODCHATRI.

Sign the division.

ONE Championship, of course, recently signed Demetrious Johnson, who owns the record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. While there had been rumblings of the UFC potentially dissolving the flyweight division even before Johnson’s departure, they have only intensified in the wake of the move, which came as part of a “trade” with the UFC for Ben Askren.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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