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MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
UPDATE 4/1/18 - Tony allegedly out of UFC 223 with knee injury
I'm going to state for the record, right here, at the risk of humiliation, that I think this is an elaborate April Fools joke

Taking this from Luke Thomas' youtube channel:
- Says UFC made it official, not April Fools
- This is the fourth match up with them where one of them pulls out
- Says Max Holloway will step in, 7 days notice, to replace Ferguson. Max is a 145'er, so taking match at 155 is easy for making weight
- Apparently Khabib doesn't have an issue with this and will go ahead with the fight
- Allegedly the problem with Tony is a knee injury (maybe kicking steel poles was a bad idea?)
- The fight is still for the 155lb belt

Looking at UFC Twitter, they have this image, from Tony
Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZvQwvUU8AAg4zo.jpg




MMA World youtube channel has interview with Dana White
- Says Tony tore the LCL off the bone (OK, anyone that knows anatomy knows the LCL is a very strong ligament, and avulsion is very rare to my knowledge, so I'm starting to get suspicious)
- Dana saying winner may get Conor, but who knows
- Quotes Brett Okamoto as saying injury was last Thursday and now MRI confirms extent; saying mechanism of injury was Tony saw someone and quickly veered over to say hello, tripped, and in doing that, had the injury (if this was MCL I'd be inclined to believe it but not LCL, that ligament is just too strong for that in my opinion)

From Khabib's twitter:
"Where are you now? @TheNotoriousMMA" So he's wondering why Conor didn't step in - and I wonder that as well. Perhaps because this is all a joke? For those that don't know, Conor has made comments that he was staying ready in case someone pulled out. Khabib said "stay on the line". Don't see any tweets from Conor and you'd think he'd be all over this for the publicity if nothing else. My suspicion is deepening.

From MMA and More youtube channel
- Expanded interview with Dana White, saying he didn't ask Conor to step in because 1 wk for a weight cut would be tough and because he wants to put Conor into a fight with a lot of lead time for hype, promotion, etc (ok, I can buy that, but it's problematic that Conor said he was staying ready, which implies he should have been culling his weight accordingly)
- Dana White said he's never booking this fight ever again

I say it's an April Fools

END UPDATE





Hector Lombard is DQ'd in first prelim? HItting after the bell, I think. Still a little confused on what the official word is.
This post was edited on 4/2 at 12:01 am


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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
he got dq'ed for 2 strikes that knocked out dolloway after the bell. basically dolloway couldnt continue because of the knockout which means lombard dq.


starsandstripes
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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
dude on reddit just posted these items, saying Lombard needs to be cut from UFC. Can't really argue:

03-Jan-2015: No Contest to Josh Burkman, Lombard was roiding
20-Mar-2016: TKO loss to Neil Magny
04-Jun-2016: KO loss to Dan Henderson
19-Feb-2017: Decision loss to Johny Hendricks
16-Sep-2017: TKO loss to Anthony Smith (who da fook is dat guy)
03-Mar-2018: DQ loss to CB Dolloway


starsandstripes
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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
Next up
Bantam Wt
John Dodson v Pedro Munhoz
Last fight on Dodson's contract. Maybe he's going to take a dive and grab his check and haul ass.


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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
I feel like Dolloway knew exactly what he was doing to get that win after Lombard hit him. All that ‘what happened?’ stuff was because if he’s knocked out and can’t continue he gets the win but if he continues they just take a point away and keep fighting.

I bet Dolloway though and it wasn’t looking good so I’ll take it.


JG77056
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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
I thought about going to this bc tickets were only $65 but I’m just gonna do the $10 watch party at Red Rock. Wouldn’t even be doing that if I didn’t have a big bet on T City later.


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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
Frankie about do do work and take your money


starsandstripes
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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
I'd have a hard time betting against Frankie in that co-main.

I have a feeling Cyborg is going to dominate. From the little I've seen from Yana, I don't think she's fast enough.


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Yana got the squarest shoulders I've very seen on a woman


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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
Can’t go against Frankie but that kid is a mthrfker. Might be one of the best fights of the year


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Daaaamn


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diat150
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Something about Ortega really bothers me. Hope Frankie kills him


DTRooster
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I like him, just don’t think he’s ready for Frankie yet


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starsandstripes
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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
Well that was an interesting showing from Hernandez, with a crazy KO but a dirty arse way to open the fight. I predict a lot of humbling defeats for this kid moving forward.


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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
quote:

Something about Ortega really bothers me.


Says he's Mexican. Doesn't look Mexican. Is a California MMA surfer.

Has to be the anti-Christ.


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quote:

Well that was an interesting showing from Hernandez, with a crazy KO but a dirty arse way to open the fight. I predict a lot of humbling defeats for this kid moving forward.




LIKE MIKE TYSON SAID. frick IT IS A FIGHT. WHATEVER HAPPENS IS GONNA HAPPEN


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Mackenzie is a smoker when she’s in fighting shape


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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
Ortega bothered me at first too but I was in Anaheim last July when he won on the undercard there and then he really impressed me against Cub Swanson. He can get the submission out of nowhere if his opponent slips up even a little.


DTRooster
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re: MMA - UFC 222 Update Pg1 Ferguson out of UFC 223
I roll with my sons group. Ortega is the real deal, maybe the best jujitsu in MMA period


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dern is the most jiggly fighter in mma


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