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Conor McGregor makes strong case for why lightweight title should be on the line at UFC 257

Much of what Conor McGregor has said about Khabib Nurmagomedov has been over the top, distasteful and just plain factually incorrect.

On Thursday at the final news conference for UFC 257, when McGregor will meet Dustin Poirier in the five-round main event at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, though, the Irishman’s comments on his bitter rival couldn’t have been more to the point.

He believes Nurmagomedov should be stripped of the belt and that he and Poirier should be fighting for the vacant title.

Nurmagomedov won the lightweight title in 2018 and defeated McGregor in the best-selling pay-per-view in UFC history on Oct.