Tony Ferguson cancels UFC fight after injury

Tony Ferguson cancels UFC fight after injury

UFC president Dana White broke the news to ESPN on Sunday that 23-2 Tony Ferguson has official withdrawn from the match after suffering a torn ligament in his knee. How would Max make it to 155 on just six days notice?

According to White, they opted not to slot McGregor into that main event due in part to the challenge of cutting weight. "I even talked about it happening but when it got like three to four weeks out, I just said 'F**k it, these guys are gonna fight".

Don't expect a Conor McGregor call out from Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.

They were supposed to be the main event at UFC 223 Saturday night.

"I think Conor could return in September, and it could be against one of these guys".

Nurmagomedov senior also spoke highly of Max Holloway, who will now replace Ferguson and fight against the Dagestan native this Saturday in Brooklyn.

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He announced that more than $2 billion has been pledged towards a United Nations humanitarian appeal of $3 billion for Yemen this year.

"He's the type of guy that steps up for opportunities like this". He added that he wants the "right amount of time" to promote a fight involving McGregor.

"About Conor? I don't remember when he fight last time", Nurmagomedov said. Holloway had to pull out of his scheduled title fight against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 (which took place on March 3), but now he will step in just over a month later to stick to his word, and replace Tony Ferguson.

Never say Khabib Nurmagomedov isn't down for a challenge. That means Ferguson will be stripped of his interim title, while McGregor will vacate the undisputed lightweight title he won from Eddie Alvarez in his most recent mixed martial arts fight at UFC 205 in November 2016.

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is claiming that he nearly replaced Tony Ferguson in the biggest fight thus far this year.

But Moicano has faced the more established competition to date and if he's able to halt the MA native's lengthy run of success, don't be surprised if it's the Brazilian who already boasts a win over the fifth-ranked Stephens that puts himself in the title conversation coming out of UFC 223. That's why if he beats Holloway, he will be pushing for a fight against former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Even if you don't believe in the supernatural, it's hard to not think of Khabib vs Ferguson as a cursed matchup.

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