Pros React to the Conor McGregor Debacle at UFC 223 Media Day

Move aside Conor Nurmagomedov takes UFC’s 155-pound crown

Also per President Dana White, McGregor will not be at the show. From the moment their UFC 223 matchup was announced, it seemed 50-50 at best that they'd actually make it to the ring in one piece.

"The interim these two were supposed to fight for, fight doesn't happen, now one of these guys will be the champion". Nurmagomedov was supposed to fight Tony Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) until a Ferguson injury knocked him out just a week before the fight, and Holloway stepped in.

However, don't expect him to show up at UFC 223 when Khabib takes on Max Holloway. That is Michael Chiesa, who apparently was injured by one of the chairs thrown.

"This is the most disgusting thing that has happened in the history of the company", White said. More than that, who would you like him to fight next?

"After this fight, I'm gonna ask UFC, 'Hey, Madison Square Garden, me vs Georges St-Pierre - November".

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Giving an interview to ESPN correspondent Brett Okamoto, White said he believed McGregor and "20 guys" were given access to the area of the arena where UFC 223 fighters were boarding a bus after the press conference. Conor's losing the belt.

Conor McGregor entered the UFC with a 13-2 record and debuted against Marcus Brimage at UFC on Fuel: Mousasi vs. Latifi. After all, this was the fourth time that Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov had been scheduled and the fourth time it had been canceled due to injury.

"Conor does want to come back, he does want to fight, so he will fight this year". "The Notorious" fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. inside the square circle and is expected to return to MMA this year.

"I don't understand", Nurmagomedov said.

"When UFC call [Conor], he say, 'Oh, I am not ready'". Either we finally get to see Khabib and McGregor share the Octagon or he and Holloway square up for a second time, with the Hawaiian standout looking to avenge the last loss on his resume. Things turned ugly when Conor McGregor's camp went after a hoard of other fighters attempting to leave in a van.

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