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Mixed Martial Arts: Chaotic McGregor casts shadow over UFC 223

07 April, 2018, 14:39 | Author: Christina Hansen
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Ironically, Iaquinta was the only fighter at media day Thursday to not have a sign with his name on it provided by the UFC. Tomorrow's event will go down in Brooklyn, New York.

He has to sort out his legal standing, and Khabib, of course, has to get past Iaquinta at UFC 223 tomorrow night, but if the stars do align, McGregor's insane antics may actually create a clear path to the biggest fight in the octagon in quite a few years.

Iaquinta, now sitting 11th in the UFC rankings, weighed in at 155.2 lbs - 0.2 pounds over the championship limit. He has been replaced by American Al Iaquinta in the title match.

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UFC 223 takes place on Saturday at in Brooklyn.

However, the Irishman was first stripped of the featherweight title he claimed in 2015 and he has never managed to defended either crown after winning them. "It's never happened in almost 20 years of doing this so we'll see".

The UFC is still digesting the fallout of by far their craziest week ever, one that started by the last-minute knee injury to Tony Ferguson, who was forced out of his fourth scheduled fight with longtime rival Khabib Nurmagomedov at tomorrow's UFC 223. However, Dana White said at Friday evening's press conference that Iaquinta will be considered the champion if he wins, though the New York State Athletic Commission may not agree.

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DiVincenzo finished with 31 points - a title game record for a bench player - plus five rebounds and two emphatic blocked shots. When parity had been the story over the last three weeks, Villanova won all six tournament games by double digits.

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, 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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