Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently sent its upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event into the shop for repairs. What came back was UFC 223: “Holloway vs. Khabib,” thanks to a late injury from interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.
To get up to speed on how the entire thing went down, you can read the 17 articles we already splattered all over the MMAmania.com home page, or you can watch this amazing animation summarize the “No. 1 bullshit” embedded above.
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Holloway (19-3) will have just a couple of days to prepare for Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0), who opened as a massive betting favorite against the lighter, leaner Hawaiian. I guess they don’t serve Tiramisu on the big island.
UFC 223 will also feature the strawweight championship showdown between Rose Namajunas (champion) and the even more-arrogant Joanna Jedrzejczyk (challenger), while Michael Chiesa and Anthony Pettis collide in lightweight action.
See the rest of the UFC 223 fight card and line up here.