UFC shouldn't close the door on Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor Responds In Typical Fashion To Tony Ferguson's Injury

Conor McGregor Responds In Typical Fashion To Tony Ferguson's Injury

Tony Ferguson has been forced to withdraw from his lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 on Saturday after damaging his knee ligaments in a freak incident.

Weight cut issues at short notice is part of the reason why McGregor was not invited to fight at the event in Brookly on 7 April.

Max got interviewed at the airport on his way outta Hawaii. and he made it clear that he's pumped to be the late replacement for Tony Ferguson at UFC 223.

However, with Max Holloway now stepping up to face Nurmagomedov, Ferguson has been stripped of his status as interim champion and will return to the lightweight stables.

In the Eagle's eyes, six days was plenty of notice for "the Notorious" to make the 155 lb limit.

"About Conor? I don't remember when he fight last time", Nurmagomedov said.

'I think Conor could return in September, and it could be against one of these guys, ' he told ESPN.

Ferguson is the most recent one to pull out, tearing his LCL and forcing him to miss Saturday's main event at UFC 223 in Brooklyn. "It was April first so just like you guys, I thought it was an April Fool's joke". It takes a lot of time and costs a lot of money to properly promote and market a fight of that magnitude. "I think Holloway is not any less interesting than Ferguson".

The former UFC champion was last seen in the Octagon when he KO'd former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje on December 2, 2017 at UFC 218.

It was at UFC 206 when Holloway defeated Anthony Pettis to become the interim title, then became the official undisputed champion when he defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 212.

"My manager called me".

Prior to the injury Ferguson sparked the war of words against McGregor, when he stated that the MMA fighter-turned-boxer is out of the title picture when he returns.

Khabib Nurmagomedov commented on Ferguson's injury on Instagram, saying, "Tony heal up man". To give even more reason for excitement, both Holloway and Khabib have openly expressed interest in bringing the UFC to their respective homelands (Holloway is from Hawaii while Khabib is from Russia) and bringing the victor of this fight to their home, would truly be an incredible moment in UFC history. Not only did he miss two full years due to a knee injury between 2014 and 2016, he withdrew from his third attempt at facing Ferguson last March for the interim 155-pound title after being hospitalized for a hard weight cut.

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