Tony Ferguson Vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov is canceled for the fourth time in the past few years, due to various injuries from both fighters.
Last night all hell broke loose when shocking news emerges that Tony Ferguson forced to pull out of his UFC 223 scheduled title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to a knee injury. Ferguson will require surgery and may sit on the shelf for an extended period.
After the cancellation of this contest, UFC president speaking to the ESPN, where he addressed the possibility of Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov will ever book again, White got some classy response on that:
“Hell no,” White said. “I’m never making that fight ever again. Ever.”
Featherweight champion Max Holloway agreed to step and fight Khabib for the lightweight title. White appeared on social media and confirmed the news; The caption read, “BOOM!!!!!! We got Khabib vs The Champ Max Holloway for the 155lb title this Saturday in Brooklyn New York!!!!!!!”
Ferguson will be stripped of his interim lightweight title the moment Khabib and Max Square off.
“As soon as these guys step in the ring and throw a punch, it’s on for the title and whoever wins, wins the title.”
UFC 223 is set to take place, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 7, 2018.