Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Georges St-Pierre After Max Holloway

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Georges St-Pierre After Max Holloway

Holloway will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov on six days' notice as the headline event for the April 7 pay-per-view. Although, you could argue that the rib injury, the lung problem and the bad weight cut only cranked up the pressure on both men to impress after trying to make it to the Octagon since 2015.

Conor McGregor said no to a last-minute fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, according to the Russian.

"Hell no. I'm never making that fight ever again".

The UFC booked Tony Ferguson to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov four times, because it believed it was a fight fans wanted to see and it had significance in its division.

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Nate Diaz has taken aim at interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson over his withdrawal from his UFC 223 bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

"Opportunities like this come once in a lifetime and there was really only one guy was able to do it". All I can say is Max is a gangster.

The undefeated Dagestani fighter will face Max Holloway at UFC 223 Saturday in Brooklyn after his original opponent, Tony Ferguson, fell off the card with a freak injury. But, the problem is that the UFC wants McGregor to challenge for the belt next.

"I mean seriously, there is a precedent for having a fight for a "real" title and keeping an "interim" title intact", Ferguson added. But it's fair to wonder whether McGregor will fight the victor of Saturday's showdown.

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On top of that, Holloway vs. Nurmagomedov is still a supremely intriguing fight and the other fights on the card have the potential to be memorable encounters as well.

White spoke to ESPN Sunday night and said McGregor wasn't considered to fill in for Ferguson.

With the latest bout between the two being cancelled only 6 days prior to the event, with Ferguson pulling out due to a knee injury.

"It was just a matter of, I slipped, man", Ferguson explained during an appearance on The MMA Hour.

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And White confirmed that the victor of the bout would walk away as the undisputed UFC lightweight champion, with the title departing the waist of two-weight champ Conor McGregor in the process.

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