Al Iaquinta gets UFC title shot thanks to underwear weight

Joanna Jedrzejczyk a UFC fighter participates UFC 223

McGregor appeared in court in NY on Friday charged with assault and criminal mischief.

Al Iaquinta initially weighed in at 155.2 pounds on Friday ahead of his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at the Barclays Center on Saturday.

UFC 223 appears - for now - to be set.

However, he was quickly stripped of the featherweight title and has never defended his lightweight crown.

First he was supposed to fight Tony Ferguson. "Send me location. Of course, I am UFC fighter, lotta people follow me, I have to be ideal for example, but nobody flawless. when somebody like you, UFC fighter, talk about you bad, or he try to go bully with him, one hundred percent I'm gonna give him back".

"This thing is so insane. We're dealing with this fight", White said. Tomorrow's event will go down in Brooklyn, New York.




"Next week I'm going to go home and figure out how this whole thing plays out", he added. "It's never happened in almost 20 years of doing this so we'll see". The fight was rescheduled for UFC on Fox 19 just four months later, but fluid in Ferguson's lungs cancelled that April 2016 bout, leaving Nurmagomedov to face Darrell Horcher instead.

The UFC announced a fight between Nurmagomedov and NY native Al Iaquinta for Saturday's main event in Brooklyn.

With his ability to smother opponents with his powerful wrestling, Nurmagomedov is now the promotion's rising star, but Iaquinta is an excellent grappler and will provide a tough test. It was reported if he made weight, he would take on Nurmagomedov, but nothing came to fruition.

In the co-main event, Rose Namajunas puts her strawweight title on the line against the woman she took the belt from, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

However, anyone expecting to grab any of the limelight from McGregor is mistaken.

However, with the promotion quickly tiring of his antics, the once hugely-popular Irishman may find that while he might well be able to win back the belt in the future, winning back the fans may prove a lot more hard.

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