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Max Holloway declared medically unfit, pulled from UFC 223 main event

Max Holloway declared medically unfit, pulled from UFC 223 main event

Then original headliner Max Holloway was pulled from the lightweight title showdown against Nurmagomedov after the athletic commission ruled that it would be risky for him to make weight for the bout.

The UFC has lost its main event for UFC 223 on Saturday at Barclays Center.

It does mean, however, that a shock Iaquinta win would mean Ferguson [interim champion] and McGregor [reigning champion] could yet retain their belts.

The New York State Athletic Commission doesn't consider Saturday's UFC 223 headliner an official lightweight title bout. As for Paul Felder, who was Iaquinta's original opponent on Saturday, he was deemed ineligible by the commission because he isn't now ranked as a top 15 fighter by the UFC.

Holloway tagged Pettis in the post as the current speculation is UFC wants him to fight Khabib at 223.

Lightweight Michael Chiesa and flyweight Ray Borg were forced to withdraw from their respective bouts because of injuries sustained during an attack on their bus by UFC star Conor McGregor. who was ultimately arrested and released on $50,000 bond Friday after a brief arraignment.

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Nurmagomedov made weight Friday.

"Dana White now says at press conference Al Iaquinta WILL be the lightweight champion if he wins".

Due to a change in the main event, customers may receive a full ticket refund at the original point of purchase. He now has two hours to shed the excess weight.

"Conor and Tony are nothing", Nurmagomedov said. Holloway, however, wanted to continue to "keep pushing" to try to make weight. He just needed to cut a lot of weight before the weigh in.

Information from ESPN's Brett Okamoto was used in this report.

But Nurmagomedov vs. Felder immediately hit a snag as the NYSAC would not allow an unranked fighter to fight for a world title against one of the best in the division. Then, when it was time for Holloway to show up, there was no sign of him.

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