Khabib vs Max
April, 1st, 2018 a day no one would ever believe fight rumors about anything. As I write this to you now I still hold out some hope this is all some big elaborate hoax. Since this story has been confirmed by Dana White and ESPN we decided to cover it. Dana white announced Tony Ferguson sustained a knee injury and cannot fight at the upcoming UFC 223 event in Brooklyn.
“BOOM!!!!!! We got Khabib vs The Champ Max Holloway for the 155lb title this Saturday in Brooklyn New York!!!!!!!… Unfortunately this is not an April fools joke. Tony is out he hurt he knee Tony is injured. But the beautiful thing about this sport the stud 145lb champion Max Holloway will step up and face Khabib this Saturday in Brooklyn, Ny for the official 155lb title” – Dana White
Max “Blessed” Hollaway the current 145lb champion has stepped up as last minute replacement to fight Khabib for the undisputed 155lb title of the world. If Max pulls off the victory he will join the elite few who have reached the coveted “champ champ” status. Once the news broke the champion tweeted how he saw the match up.
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) April 1, 2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov wasted no time calling out Tony as soon as he heard about the injury. Then he even through a little shade at Conor McGregor via twitter.
“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.”
Where are you now? @TheNotoriousMMA
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) April 1, 2018
The current interim champion Tony Ferguson spoke to his fans on the fight cancellation via twitter.
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April 2, 2018