He was stripped of that belt after winning the UFC lightweight title. While the expectation is that McGregor will get stripped after Nurmagomedov and Holloway fight at UFC 223, if "The Eagle" wins, a McGregor showdown would make sense.
Okamoto said in another tweet that Artem Lobov has been pulled from the UFC 223 card because he was "apparently part of the crew that stormed the building", he wrote, citing White.
November 27, 2016: The UFC strips McGregor of the featherweight belt he won a year earlier when he knocked out Jose Aldo. White said if McGregor wanted to fight Nurmagomedov, he should do it through UFC rather than attacking him.
"The interim these two were supposed to fight for, fight doesn't happen, now one of these guys will be the champion".
Of course, there's another huge name lingering: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
The press conference that preceded the melee was for UFC 223 which will be at the Barclays Center this weekend.
UFC President Dana White blasted McGregor afterward, calling his behavior "disgusting" and saying he doesn't want to have a working relationship with McGregor for the time being.
White said Wednesday that Saturday's fight will mark the end of the inactive McGregor's title as lightweight champion. "Conor McGregor is 100 percent coming back this year", White said. He took time off to await the birth of his son, Conor Jack, and lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr.in his professional boxing debut last August.
"When this fight is over, champion", White said at a news conference, gesturing to Nurmagomedov and Holloway. I don't think too serious.
Video footage of McGregor's surprise appearance in Brooklyn soon emerged and started doing the rounds on Twitter.
Herrig meets Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 223, with the victor moving a step closer to a shot at the 115lbs title, which will be decided by a rematch between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jędrzejczyk on the same night. "He's going to be sued beyond belief and this is a very bad career move for him".
The detectives called police in MI , who immediately drove to the house where the threatening message originated. He was charged with making a false report of a threat of terrorism, a felony, according to The Times .
Pope Francis called yesterday for an end to "carnage" in Syria and "reconciliation" in the Middle East in his Easter message. They included fighters from the Faylaq al-Rahman and Ahrar al-Sham rebel groups, their families and other residents.
Family spokeswoman Susan Clary said Salman's family "always thought that Noor was the first victim" of her husband, Omar Mateen . One of her uncles, seated in court behind her, stifled a sob as relatives held one another.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela transitioned early today in Johannesburg, South Africa after a brief doctor's visit over the weekend. Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela was born to a noble family of the Xhosa-speaking Pondo tribe in Transkei.
In fact, it's Robert Griffin III , who last played in the National Football League back in 2016 with the Cleveland Browns . He was eventually benched for all of 2015 in favor of Kirk Cousins and released by the Redskins in 2016.
Entering the final, fifth-year option of his rookie contract, Cooks was due for a massive extension this offseason or next. The other three players include Talib and Peters, as well as free agent signee Ndamukong Suh .
CBS reports that Stanford Health Care is "expecting 4-5 patients from [the YouTube] shooting", according to a hospital official. Police in San Bruno, Calif., say they are responding to an active shooter after reports of gunfire at YouTube headquarters.
A new month and as we've come to expect from Google over the years, a new software update is out for the Pixel duo of 2017. In the U.S. , the Google Home Mini ships for $49 (around Rs. 3,200) and the Google Home ships for $129 (around Rs. 8,500).
The ICC had taken a lenient view of the incident and both the players were just fined and banned from one Test. I need to take a deep breath and spend time with my family, friends and trusted advisers.
Former Brazilian President to be jailed
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Fortnite Mobile is Now Available to the Public on iOS
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Korean art troupe to leave for N. Korea
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China space lab re-entry may be delayed
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