With this current Jose Aldo (at 145) and Conor McGregor (at 155) scenario, we have 2 weight divisions which are trapped within themselves, where dilemma after dilemma seems to be arising week after week. The issue which creates all of these situations is solely down to the introduction of Interim-Championship belts. Here's the first issue - So you have Jose Aldo who has recently been promoted to the Featherweight champion of the world, and he was scheduled to fight Max Holloway in February as Max recently became the Interim-Featherweight champion. You've essentially put all your eggs in one basket with Max Holloway now, and this has been proven with his recent pull-out of the Jose Aldo fight. When you take the risk of creating an interim belt, you are essentially placing all of your trust in the guy who wins and holds that interim belt (Max). The reason why is because you are giving this guy a guaranteed number one contender shot, where he cannot really be jumped over in the queue. So you have Jose who hasn't fought since the summer, and he's dying for a fight. Now if Holloway vs Pettis wasn't an interim title bout, it makes this a lot easier. You could shoe-horn someone like Cub Swanson or Brian Ortega into a title shot (knowing they would lose) and at least that keeps the division moving and Jose has a payday. Instead, you have an interim title fight and Max wins it, now it's Max or nothing. Because let's say they did scrap Max vs Jose for injury reasons and they make Cub the next in line - and Cub wins! Now you have Cub as the real champion, against a man who is clearly more of the champion as the interim champ. It makes no sense! Second issue - Now they are talking about Jose having an Interim Championship bout at 155lbs. It seems like if that's going to happen it's going to be vs. Khabib, as Tony Ferguson seems to be having contractual issues. Again, it's just pointless if Jose wins, we all know Jose is no Lightweight champion, the guy has never fought there in the UFC up to this point. So imagine he beats Khabib, and then beats Conor, are we then saying that Jose is the best Lightweight in the world off of 2 fights? It's just a bizarre scenario, and you're forcing fights to happen instead of them happening organically. Biggest mistake ever was making Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis an interim-title fight, because they have totally screwed up the 145lb division until Max is ready. They need to stop these interim titles in totality, they just cause issue after issue.