Brian Ortega claims he also accepted fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

So, Holloway has agreed to fight one of the best grapplers in the game, who has never lost, on just six days notice.

Ferguson was ruled out of their high profile UFC lightweight title fight after a trip and fall while performing media duties saw him tear knee ligaments.

"Words can't explain how hurt, frustrated, angry and in disbelief I an right now", Ferguson said.

Holloway has won 12 consecutive fights and the 26-year-old could shoot to an unprecedented level of stardom by beating the so far untouchable Nurmagomedov. "April 7 is going to be a great night", he said.

It would appear that UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are never going to meet inside of the Octagon. "He tore his LCL", UFC president Dana White told ESPN as he confirmed the news. I don't fight for the money. Felder will be looking to extend his three-fight unbeaten streak when he takes on #11 ranked UFC Lightweight Al Iaquinta in the opening bout on the evening's pay-per-view card.

The American has now seen a clash with the Russian scheduled and cancelled on four separate occasions, with the latter set to fight Max Holloway to become the undisputed lightweight champion instead.

"I don't think Conor could make the weight on six days' notice". I think about maybe like [Michael] Chiesa or [Paul] Felder, [Al] Iaquinta, [Anthony] Pettis, somebody because these guys fight with me on the same night.

This is the fourth time this fight has been booked and fallen through.

Holloway had to pull out of the UFC 222 main event against Frankie Edgar in March because of a leg injury. "But now he's in different territory, different weight class, different animal".

Holloway already holds the 145-pound featherweight belt, and he will move up to 155 pounds on short notice.

"There was a while when I was just looking for an honourable way out, I felt satisfied, like I proved everything I needed to prove", Rousey said. He last fought in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather last summer.

"If I beat Conor or Georges St-Pierre, which one is bigger for my legacy?"

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