Tony Ferguson will bring a 10-fight winning streak into his main event clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223. More

It's been a whirlwind 24 hours for the MMA community since the main event of UFC 223 fell apart after interim-lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was pulled from the card due to injury, but to Max Holloway, it's just business as usual. For the fourth, yes fourth, time, a fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabibi Nurmagomedov will not happen after Ferguson (23-3) was forced to pull out of the fight due to a torn LCL from a freakish tripping accident.

Ferguson is out of the equation and loses his interim lightweight belt, a crushing blow for a man riding a 10-fight win streak. "Of all weekends. The UFC hasn't said anything to me about my title going away, and I don't think it will go away". How would Max make it to 155 on just six days notice? "That's a tough weight cut for him", White said to ESPN.

White stated that he does not want McGregor to serve as a late replacement fighter.


'My first option when Tony's out I say 'hey, where's Conor?

Holloway had to pull out of the UFC 222 main event against Frankie Edgar in March because of a leg injury.

The 26-year-old can also become the youngest fighter in history to earn titles in multiple divisions.


The UFC has tried to pair Ferguson and Nurmagomedov on four occasions, all of which have fallen through for various reasons. Happy Easter and to everyone out there, I believe there is a silver lining in this nightmare of a reality because this isn't an April fools. It takes a lot of time and costs a lot of money to properly promote and market a fight of that magnitude. I need this guy because he put tweet couple weeks ago, "I am stay ready.' Now, where's this guy?" But it's fair to wonder whether McGregor will fight the victor of Saturday's showdown.

Interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson had to withdraw from his bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 and the reason is nearly unbelievable. Fights in 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 have been cancelled as a result of injury or, in last year's case, weight cutting complications.

"And whoever wins, wins the title and we'll see what happens with Conor over the next several months".


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