Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the official UFC lightweight title on April 7.
Holloway will fight at lightweight for the first time in his UFC career on Saturday. He respects Holloway as the featherweight champion and is impressed by his overall resume, which includes 12-fight streak with wins over the likes of Jose Aldo (twice), Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Cub Swanson, and Jeremy Stephens.
A rib injury, a lung problem, a bad weight cut and now a freak knee accident makes it seem like this bout is cursed, but fans were hopeful that with only week remaining until the Brooklyn event, we were finally going to get the fight everyone wants to see. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.More news: That Didn't Take Long... ABC Renews The 'Roseanne' Reboot For Another Season
"I don't think Conor McGregor could make the weight on six days' notice". For the fourth, yes fourth, time, a fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabibi Nurmagomedov will not happen after Ferguson (23-3) was forced to pull out of the fight due to a torn LCL from a freaky tripping accident. I've got business to handle at 145. "I said, you know, 'doesn't matter.' I say, 'if this is for real belt, I say yes'". "Hope, this lesson will teach you watch your mouth". "I think it's going to be a long night for him". "He's a fighter's champion".
"I can't wait. I can't wait to fight". "I don't want to fight for the money". He last fought in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather last summer.
You know what they say: To be the best you've got to beat the best, and the best is 'Blessed, ' baby.
But still, to accept this fight in these circumstances, its speaks volumes about Holloway walking the walk, and not just talking the talk.
The end of 2017 did not go well for former middleweight champion Michael Bisping.