Author: Nicholas Rizner

Finally, A Clearer Picture of UFC 223 and the Incompetence of the NYSAC

What in the world just happened? Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the best fighters in the world. That much is known. And yet, despite a perfect 25-0 record, with nine victories inside the Octagon, The Eagle has yet to compete for a UFC Championship. Well that was tonight. Against an elusive opponent, but in skill and scheduling, Khabib finally had his crack at an interim-lightweight-championship-turned-real-belt due to Conor McGregor’s inactivity. As far as we know, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson was to be the main event of UFC 223. That was before the chaos of fight week was upon...

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Al Iaquinta Steps Into Late-Replacement Main Event Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

What a whirlwind the past 24-hours has been. After four different opponents were attached and ultimately removed from consideration, it was announced that New Yorker Al Iaquinta would be stepping in to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 223. The news was first reported by Brett Okamoto via twitter. Just received a text from Dana White. “Raging Al.” It’s official. Nurmagomedov can still win the official lightweight title. Iaquinta can not because he didn’t weigh-in at 155 pounds on the dot. — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 6,...

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