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Conor McGregor will get his double-belt shot at UFC's first New York card

Conor McGregor will get his double-belt shot at UFC's first New York card

Conor McGregor’s convincing case to pursue his previously delayed bid to simultaneously wear two championship belts officially won over UFC President Dana White on Monday, and McGregor will fight new lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on Nov. 12 at the organization’s first card in New York.

“We intend to make history and be the first to ever hold two belts at the same time,” McGregor’s Southland-based agent, Audie Attar, texted the Los Angeles Times late Monday night.

White announced on television that McGregor-Alvarez will be the main event of UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden, a card that will also include a welterweight title fight between new...

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