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UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Khabib Fight Card

UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Khabib Fight Card

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The octagon will return to Brooklyn, New York on April 7 for UFC 223.

The thirteen-bout fight card is headlined by a lightweight title fight featuring current interim champion Tony Ferguson taking on undefeated contedner Khabib Nurmagomedov.

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor broke the news back on January 16 reporting that current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor would be stripped of his title and adding that Ferguson and Nurmagomedov would be fighting for the promotions undisputed 155-pound title at UFC 223.

“Breaking! I have confirmed with sources that Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the undisputed UFC lightweight title at #UFC223 in Brooklyn. The bout will be made official later this week. McGregor will be stripped of his title. The bout was 1st reported by TASS.” – Chris Taylor , January 16, 2018

Tony Ferguson is currently riding an impressive ten-fight win streak, his latest being a third-round submission victory over Kevin Lee at UFC 216 which captured “El Cucuy” the promotions interim lightweight strap.

Ferguson’s most recent loss came way back at UFC on FOX 3 in May of 2012 when he was outpointed by Michael Johnson.

Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov has gone a perfect 25-0 in his mixed martial arts career, his latest victory coming over Edson Barboza at December’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas.

Prior to defeating Barboza in Sin City, “The Eagle” mauled the aforementioned Michael Johnson at UFC 205 in New York.

The co-main event of UFC 223 will feature a women’s strawweight title fight rematch featuring current champ Rose Namajunas taking on former title holder Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

Rose Namajunas shocked the mixed martial arts world this past November at UFC 217 in New York by scoring a first-round knockout over Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

Get the full UFC 223 fight card below:

UFC 223 Main Card (10 p.m. ET on Pay-Per-View)

Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano
Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder

FS1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET on FS1)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig
Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Devin Clark vs. Mike Rodriguez

UFC Fight Pass Prelims (6:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)

Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov
Evan Dunham vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak

NFL Week 6 Schedule

NFL Week 6 Schedule

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Get the NFL’s Week 6 schedule below:

Thu Oct 12

8:25 pm
 Philadelphia Eagles
 Carolina Panthers

 Sun Oct 15
1:00 pm
 Chicago Bears
 Baltimore Ravens
 
1:00 pm
 Cleveland Browns
 Houston Texans
 
1:00 pm
 Detroit Lions
 New Orleans Saints
 
1:00 pm
 Green Bay Packers
 Minnesota Vikings
 
1:00 pm
 Miami Dolphins
 Atlanta Falcons
 
1:00 pm
 New England Patriots
 New York Jets
 
1:00 pm
 San Francisco 49ers
 Washington Redskins
 
4:05 pm
 Los Angeles Rams
 Jacksonville Jaguars
 
4:05 pm
 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 Arizona Cardinals
 
4:25 pm
 Los Angeles Chargers
 Oakland Raiders
 
4:25 pm
 Pittsburgh Steelers
 Kansas City Chiefs
 
8:30 pm
 New York Giants
 Denver Broncos

 Mon Oct 16

8:30 pm
 Indianapolis Colts
 Tennessee Titans

VIDEO | Watch an emotional Conor McGregor apologize to Dana White for loss to Mayweather

VIDEO | Watch an emotional Conor McGregor apologize to Dana White for loss to Mayweather

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor put forth a valiant effort in his boxing super fight with Floyd Mayweather last weekend in Las Vegas.

Unfortunately, after a terrific opening four rounds, “Mystic Mac” fatigued late in the bout which allowed Floyd Mayweather to score a tenth-round TKO victory.
In the above video, we see an emotional Conor McGregor apologize to UFC President Dana White for not becoming the first man to ever defeat the legendary boxer.

Of course, Dana White had nothing but praise for the Irish superstars performance against “Money”.

Conor McGregor: “I’m sorry man.”

Dana White: “Sorry?”

Conor McGregor: “Yea.”

Dana White: “Dude I’m ecstatic. Very, very f*cking badass! I am telling you, you’re unbelievable!”

Conor McGregor is expected to return to the octagon for his next combat sports appearance.

The “Notorious” one has been linked to a possible trilogy bout with Nate Diaz at UFC 219.

However, according to Nate Diaz’s boxing coach, the UFC will have to cough up at least $20 million for “The Stockton Slugger” to faceoff with McGregor for a third time.

Dana White drops some hints regarding Georges St-Pierre’s comeback fight

Dana White drops some hints regarding Georges St-Pierre’s comeback fight

This week, news surfaced that former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had come to an agreement on a multi-fight contract and were in the process of finalizing the new contract. Just days later, UFC President Dana White confirmed that St-Pierre and the UFC had reached an agreement, and that St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon.

Initially, where was no word as to when GSP would be returning, or who he would fight, however in an interview with the LA Times, UFC President Dana White said fight fans may not have to wait long to find out who Georges St-Pierre next fight could be against:

Georges St-Pierre

“He’s back. I’m excited,” White said. “We worked at it for a long time and finally got it done.”

“It could be the winner [of the March 4 welterweight title fight] between Tyron Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, or it could be [middleweight champion] Michael Bisping,” White said. “Georges has also talked about fighting at 155 pounds [lightweight]. He says he can make the weight.

“But I have no idea when he’s going to fight right now. We don’t have anything booked and literally haven’t talked to anybody about it.”

White then revealed:

Freddie Roach

“Two guys who care about Georges came to me and said, ‘Do you want to a deal?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I want to a deal.’ We got it done,”

As it turns out, the two men who approached White about getting the deal done were Freddie Roach and his CAA agent, Nick Khan.

One thing is for sure, Georges St-Pierre will likely have his eyes on UFC 209’s Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson welterweight title fight, which could determine his first opponent upon returning to the Octagon.