Dana White Will Never Book Ferguson vs Khabib Again

UFC 223 Tony Ferguson

UFC 223 Tony Ferguson

Even at the fourth time of asking, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson couldn't meet inside of the Octagon with their scheduled bout at UFC 223 being their most anticipated yet with the UFC lightweight championship on the line.

Interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson had to withdraw from his bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 and the reason is nearly unbelievable. How would Max make it to 155 on just six days notice? But, the problem is that the UFC wants McGregor to challenge for the belt next.

UFC 223 will take place Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Khabib Nurmagomedov commented on Ferguson's injury on Instagram, saying, "Tony heal up man".

Ferguson was ruled out of their high profile UFC lightweight title fight after a trip and fall while performing media duties saw him tear knee ligaments.

The Hawaiian has was beaten by The Notorious by unanimous decision in Boston in 2013 - but since then he has gone on a 12-fight unbeaten run and been crowned the 145lbs champion.

But, Ferguson injured his knee in a freak accident last week, and now Max Holloway will face Nurmagomedov.

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And with the kind of money Chelsea have, they would have definitely brought the required players for Conte at any cost. Indeed, the result was impressive enough to earn Spurs an unlikely commendation from none other than James T.

The pair were due to fight for the real lightweight belt, which Conor McGregor is now in possession of.

Say what you will about the constant flow of main event killing injuries that plagues the UFC, but at least the promotion does a decent job of pulling interesting replacement fights out of their ass.

The end of 2017 did not go well for former middleweight champion Michael Bisping. "Max Holloway single-handedly ran through his division, fought the best guys in the world, but anybody who's a fighter understands the difference between someone who's in the peak of their training camp and the difference of someone who is just starting their training camp". That being said, money is not what motivates him.

The good news here for fans is that White thinks McGregor could make his return to the Octagon in September.

"After this fight, I'm gonna ask UFC, 'Hey, Madison Square Garden, me vs Georges St-Pierre - November".

White said after the event that he was embarrassed and promised to one day make it up to the fans of Calgary.

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