Video – Tony Ferguson injured; Holloway to face Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

Tony Ferguson has been forced to withdraw from this weekend’s highly anticipated title bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 due to an LCL injury to his knee.

Dana White spoke to ESPN and revealed that UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has reportedly agreed to step in and face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title.

The UFC President also stated that Conor McGregor “expressed an interest in fighting in September”.

You can watch the full interview below:

Video via ESPN

Update: Tony Ferguson has released the following statement via his Instagram:

Sean and Graeme give their instant reaction to news that Tony Ferguson is out injured and Khabib Nurmagomedov will now face Max Holloway for the title at UFC 223.

You can listen to an Mp3 version on Soundcloud above or the YouTube video below:

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