UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has stepped in as the last minute replacement for Tony Ferguson and will now meet the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title at the UFC 223 main event at Saturday 7th April at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Tony Ferguson withdrew from the bout due to an LCL injury he sustained in a freak accident. The lightweight bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov has now been scheduled and canceled four times.
Max “Blessed” Holloway (19-3) is currently riding a 12-fight winning streak in the featherweight division. The Hawaiian will have the opportunity to become the second two-divisional champion in UFC history. Holloway recently pulled out of his own title defense against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 due to a foot injury.
Tony Ferguson’s statement on injury
Khabib’s reaction on Instagram
Tony heal up man. Just want to advise you, don’t talk too much anymore. Lot of thoughts in my head right now, but I don’t want to become like you. Hope, this lesson will teach you watch your mouth. ❗️ На счёт этой ситуации я просто хочу сказать Тони: больше не болтай, в голове конечно много мыслей, на тебя похожим не буду, надеюсь этот урок научит тебя следить за языком. #ready #ufc223 #Alhamdulillah #победатолькоотВсевышнего