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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta Now Headlines UFC 223 in Brooklyn

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta Now Headlines UFC 223 in Brooklyn

Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, will now face New York's own Al Iaquinta for the official lightweight title.

Just when you thought this would be a feel good story with the NY lightweight, who was previously on the outs with the promotion, getting to fight for gold, another snag: Iaquinta had weighed in at 155.2lbs early Friday, perfectly legal for his bout with Paul Felder.

"Dana White just announced that Al Iaquinta, if he wins, will be considered UFC champion. NYSAC may not recognize him as champ because of the.2 but he will". "That is a new one".

McGregor was charged with assault after an attack on a bus carrying cage fighters at the Barclay Center in New York City on Thursday. "At this point, I'm pretty much cool with anything".

UFC 223 finally has a main event, even if it took what can legitimately be called the most hectic week in UFC history. Sound off in the comment section! "You don't deserve this", Holloway wrote to Nurmagomedov on Twitter.

"Conor and Tony are nothing", Nurmagomedov said.

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After a one-year hiatus, the Russian returned to the Octagon at UFC 219.

Iaquinta has also offered his services for the main event vs. the unbeaten Nurmagomedov.

Top to bottom, UFC 223 is the deepest card thus far in 2018 with two highly competitive title fights and a deep undercard mixed with veterans and fighters on the rise.

However, at this time its looking increasingly unlikely that either fight will happen, with Felder already revealing that he's out of the picture, stating, "I tried to get it".

Holloway stepped in to save the UFC's upcoming pay-per-view and made a decision to take this fight in the 155 lbs category on just six days notice. If Iaquinta wins, he won't become the champion as he didn't weigh-in this morning at 155, instead coming in at 155.2.

That argument seems nothing short of ridiculous due to the fact that the rankings are the UFC's own, are voted upon by little-known media members and are taken seriously by very few in the sport. The soft-spoken Namajunas, who eschews trash talk for the power of positivity, said the upset win of 2017 was no fluke. But my spirit's the same. "My leafs might change color, but my roots are the same".


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