After the much-anticipated bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson — which was set to go down at UFC 223 this Saturday evening (April 7, 2018) — was canceled for the whopping fourth time, you knew Conor McGregor would have something to say about the axed Lightweight title fight.
And “Notorious” didn’t disappoint with his response, taking to Twitter to post a lewd reaction to “The Eagle” and “El Cucuy” finding a “freak” way to once again disappoint fight fans less than one week from fight night.
These fools pull out more times than I do with my dick.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 2, 2018
Meanwhile, McGregor’s biggest rival, Nate Diaz, offered up this assessment of the fight cancelation.
Stepping in to face “The Eagle” will be current UFC Featherweight champion Max Holloway — another one of McGregor’s rivals — who did UFC a solid on just six days notice. With a win, “Blessed” will join McGregor as the only two men to ever hold to separate division titles simultaneously.
At the end of the day, though, Khabib or Holloway will have the last laugh once the dust settles inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., this weekend as the victor will be crowned the undisputed 155-pound champion, leaving “Notorious” without a championship to boast of after making history in Nov. 2016.
According to UFC President Dana White, McGregor wasn’t an option to step in to face Khabib on short notice, seeing as how the promotion needs ample time to promote a McGregor bout to maximize its profit margin.