But high-level sources inside UFC have confirmed that Tony can not make it to the Octagon this weekend.
Holloway took the fight on just six days' notice after Tony Ferguson was forced to withdraw. And Khabib has accepted this challenge.
Max Holloway (red gloves) fights Clay Collard (blue gloves) in a Featherweight Bout, Holloway after victory at BOK Center. "We're wishing him to get well, and waiting for him". Pictured: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russian Federation reacts against Michael Johnson of the United States in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Nov. 12, 2016.
So, is this a David vs Goliath situation? At one point Khabib and Ferguson looked like an eliminator to fight McGregor whilst Holloway could follow in the Irishman's footsteps and become a dual weight champ. Max has always said he doesn't want to fight guys people think he can beat.
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Back in October, Jan Blachowicz submitted Clark with a standing rear-naked choke, but the setback has aged well in the time since their encounter as the Polish veteran has added additional victories over Jared Cannonier and Jimi Manuwa to his resume to establish himself as a legitimate title contender. Now he is an excellent striker with a killer jab with great footwork and he also switches his stance often. "I'm human. We get to go out there and find out who's better". "Four years, the UFC tried to make this fight and we didn't fight".
"Apparently it's an injury you don't need surgery on, but he actually tore it off the bone".
As of now, Conor McGregor is still the official lightweight champion, but he'll lose that designation after Saturday's headliner.
Do you think Max Holloway can pull off the upset this Saturday? The fight was rescheduled to be the main event for a Fox card in Tampa, but Ferguson pulled out of the fight less than two weeks before it was set to take place due to a lung issue. "I've always been interested in this fight with Khabib", Ortega told TMZ Sports.
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Coach Muffet McGraw and members of the team are expected to speak, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will also say a few words. But more than relying on experience to mentally prepare, Mississippi State (37-1 ) is tapping into their desire for redemption.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially a cursed fight.
According to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, the UFC may finally be making its return to Calgary.
On a serious note, April 1st has been a really disappointing day for mixed martial arts enthusiasts around the world. "Good health and blessing to you all".
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Houston native and journalist Roland Martin said the true challenge to uphold and advance King's legacy is before us right now. King had endured repeated physical attacks during his years of nonviolent protests, and death threats against him were common.
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