A fan-made trailer for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight clash with Max Holloway at UFC 223 does a fantastic job at summing up the scope of the night’s main-event.
Today was a day of great frustration for the MMA world. There was almost a sense of inevitability in the air when the news broke that Tony Ferguson was forced to withdraw from his UFC 223 contest with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to injury but even still, every time we’ve seen this fight collapse before our very eyes it has become that bit harder for us to deal with it.
Thankfully, the fighting spirit for Hawaii’s Max Holloway shone through in a big way yet again when he decided to step in and save the night’s main-event on just six days notice.
He’ll give up strength, weight, and a full camp to his Russian adversary on Saturday night and despite being forced to withdraw from his own headlining matchup with Brian Ortega at UFC 222, he claims the injury that forced him out of that fight is sufficiently healed and he will be able to compete to the best of his abilities as a result.
A fan-made trailer for the night’s replacement bout has been doing the rounds and if you were hyped enough for this short-notice showdown, then prepare to be!
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena