If he wins, he would be the youngest fighter to hold two titles and just the second UFC fighter to hold two belts at the same time.
Holloway, 19-3, has not lost a fight since 2013 when McGregor beat him by decision. Not only did he miss two full years due to a knee injury between 2014 and 2016, he withdrew from his third attempt at facing Ferguson last March for the interim 155-pound title after being hospitalized for a hard weight cut.
"I don't think Conor McGregor could make the weight on six days notice", White said. Upon receiving confirmation that this was indeed the case, Nurmagomedov immediately focused his attention on Holloway, who he praised for taking the fight. "April 7 is going to be a great night", he said.
Upon hearing the news that Holloway would fill in for Ferguson, many wondered why McGregor, the current ruler of the lightweight division, wasn't drafted in to face "The Eagle".
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Before going into a performance of the 2008 hit, she told the crowd, "This is the song I nearly wrote with Craig Wiseman ". Small bottles of Fireball was then pulled out by Wiseman, and the duo indulged in a shot together, the outlet said.
White told ESPN: "He actually tore it off the bone, he's gonna need surgery on his knee".
I want people to remember my name like undefeated, undisputed UFC lightweight champion.
This is the fourth time this fight has been booked and fallen through. "I don't want to fight for the money". But now, he is on different territory, different weight class, different animals.
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He appears to have maintained the sentiment, noting that the discussions were "frank", which is diplomatic code for disputatious. Since the July 2016 coup attempt, the "value gap" between Europe and Turkey has become too wide to be closed.
"I don't think Conor McGregor could make the weight on six days" notice.
The end of 2017 did not go well for former middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
Holloway already holds the 145-pound featherweight belt, and he will move up to 155 pounds on short notice.
The last time the UFC was in Calgary was in 2012 for UFC 149, a card that drew more than $4 million at the box office, but featured a main card that failed to deliver. "I think maybe this guy is joking like always because I didn't like this first April joke".
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Palestinians also reportedly sent a nine-year-old girl through the fence, but Israeli forces were able to send her safely back. Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week-long protest.
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