What in the fuck is happening… these last two days for the UFC have been horrendous. Conor shit whipping moving dollies through bus windows, getting detained, three fights already off the card, the original main event got scrapped last week and now the replacement main event is scrapped. What. In. The. Absolute. Fuck!
If you consider yourself an MMA fan and haven’t heard yet, the replacement fight to headline UFC 223 this Saturday, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Max Holloway is officially off. Yup. That’s right the fourth fight, technically the fifth fight scheduled to happen this weekend that isn’t.
First. Late last week the UFC scrapped the original main event, Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson due to Ferguson suffering an injury. This is the fourth time we were supposed to get this fight and this is the fourth time it’s not happening. It’s the biggest case of blue balls in UFC history. Max Holloway stepped up and took the fight on six days notice. The UFC fans rejoiced that the PPV was saved until……. NYSAC officials ruled that Max was unfit to compete this morning before weigh ins. What the fuck. Why can’t we get one good thing out of this PPV? Rumor has it that Holloway was a attempting a 30 pound cut in 5 days. How true that story is? Nobody really knows. But according to Ariel Helwani, MMA reporter god, there is a deal in place for Anthony Pettis to step in to fight Khabib. Yawn.
So the big fight we get out of this is Anthony Pettis vs Khabib Nurmagomedov. No Ferguson. No Holloway. And Conor is handcuffed in New York City Precinct. What a fucking world people. This card has went from amazing to absolute dog shit. No more Pettis vs Chiesa which was going to be an awesome fight. Ray Borg for glass in the eye Tony Parker style and can’t fight. After the whole altercation with Conor and the bus, the UFC decided not to find a replacement to fight Artem Lobov. So thanks to Conor we lost three fights. The main event has changed three times in a week. This is an absolute disaster scenario for the UFC and I’m sure there will be a lot more fallout to come in the next few days.
I mean worse case scenario if Pettis and Khabib doesn’t work out. I think they should release Conor from detainment at whatever precinct he’s chilling in and be forced to fight Khabib with one hand tied behind his back. I’d pay for the PPV if they make that happen. Safe to say there is no saving UFC 223. It died the second it was announced to be held at the Barclays Center. Just goes to show you can win anything in that arena, shoutout to the New York Islanders. Enjoy Johnny T walking for free folks!