It's unclear if he will fight as planned at UFC 223.
NEW YORK (AP) - Khabib Nurmagomedov put out the call to his fans in papakhas that were crammed inside an indie rock club like they were in a mosh pit buzzing for an encore. But the trash-talking, egocentric has been out of the fight game except for his boxing dalliance with Mayweather that made him wealthy enough to never have to fight again. He cannot leave the State of NY with this warrant.
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. Holloway stepped in moving up a weight class.
Holloway, meanwhile, is on a insane, 12-fight streak of his own. Felice Herrig just posted this clip of him on IG going a little wild. The first was McGregor, who also happens to be the last fighter to beat Holloway, who is ideal since then, including a win over Jose Aldo to become the featherweight champion, and a win over him to retain the title in December. "He's taking a short-notice fight against me". "When I am ready, when I am healthy, nobody talk".
UFC president Dana White last night officially confirmed the Irish fighter will lose his belt.
Holloway (19-3) has won 12 fights in a row dating back to 2013, including back-to-back technical knockouts of Jose Aldo. St-Pierre and McGregor are among the biggest draws in the UFC's history; now imagine what they could do together.
The victor of that contest will take over McGregor's belt, which has been stripped from him due to his inactivity in the sport over the last two years.
He said: "You'll strip me of nothing you's do nothing c****". McGregor is now the only fighter to accomplish the feat. Tony is still the No. 1 ranked guy in the world either way, no matter who wins.
White had said that the NYPD had issued a warrant for McGregor's arrest, however, the department says they haven't issued such warrant and that McGregor is not in police custody. Throw in the likely return of former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar, and UFC's solution to finding a new crop of stars could instead be promoting some returning favorites. McGregor, who is now the 155-pound champ, will be stripped of his title as soon as the bout begins. White has previously said that he wasn't sure the Irishman would ever return to fighting after he made a rumoured $100 million U.S. for his Mayweather fight.
"I don't understand", Nurmagomedov said. The bear was chained but the video became an MMA viral sensation and only added to his mystique. The road to get here was full of twists and turns, but a Nurmagomedov-Holloway fight is a worthy destination.
McGregor continued to try to get into the van, even grabbing a guard rail at one point, but was ultimately restrained by a handful of onlookers. He has legions of fans in his native Russian Federation and a risky ground-and-pound game that makes him a nightmare style matchup.