Devastating news strike a UFC 223 label on Sunday with a explanation that halt lightweight champion Tony Fergusonon Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York. The champ suffered a vinculum rip in his knee during training, forcing nonetheless another quarrel between he and Khabib Nurmagomedov to be canceled. Not many of us saw this entrance … well, solely for a challenger, that is.
Just hours before a news of a Ferguson damage broke, a undefeated Russian prodigy sent out a twitter job out stream lightweight champion Conor McGregor. At a time, many substantially interpreted a twitter as chaff from a male fast rising adult a UFC ranks. Later in a day, though, we would come to find out it would have a small deeper meaning.
Nurmagomedov won’t be removing a “Notorious” one — who hasn’t fought in a Octagon given his lightweight pretension win over Eddie Alvarez during UFC 205 in Nov 2016, and hasn’t participated in a fight sports tour given his showcase fighting hitch with Floyd Mayweather final summer — yet he will still get a marquee competition in a categorical event. It’s substantially still a bit unsatisfactory for Nurmagomedov, though, as a dual tip fighters have exchanged jabs by amicable media over a past few months in a build adult to UFC 223.
Featherweight champion Max Holloway will take on Nurmagomedov in Ferguson’s place as he aims to supplement a second pretension to his possess collection — and hopefully a rematch with McGregor down a highway when he does confirm to return.