UFC has been rocked by Tony Ferguson’s withdrawal from his scheduled lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in Brooklyn on Sunday because of injury. It’s the fourth time a game between the pair has fallen apart.
In another shock, featherweight champion Max Holloway has agreed to step in to take a short-notice fight against Khabib, giving him the opportunity to follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps by holding two straps at the same time.
But the real question is where is Conor McGregor a UFC lightweight champion?
UFC president Dana White was asked by ESPN if Conor Mcgregor is offered a fight:
“I don’t think Conor McGregor could make the weight on six days’ notice. That’s a tough weight cut for him,” White said. “And Conor is not the guy I want to throw in as a late replacement fighter. He’s a guy I want to make a fight with and have the right amount of time to promote the fight.
”I think Conor could return in September, and it could be against one of these guys.”
As per White, the fight between Khabib and Holloway will be for the real lightweight title. As soon they square off Mcgregor will be stripped of the title.