On Saturday, April 7, the UFC will host UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Typically, Iaquinta would have an additional two hours to cut the rest of the weight, but by the time he found out he was in the running to take on Nurmagomedov, that time had passed. And now thanks to his underwear weight, he'll be fighting for a UFC title. "We're dealing with this fight", White said. He appeared in court in NY on Friday charged with assault and criminal mischief. "It's never happened in almost 20 years of doing this so we'll see". Nurmagomedov lost his original opponent, Tony Ferguson, to a freak injury last week.
Holloway stepped up with six days' notice but could not shed the pounds, opening the door for the 30-year-old Iaquinta to save the main event.
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Then original headliner Max Holloway was pulled from the lightweight title showdown against Nurmagomedov after the athletic commission ruled that it would be unsafe for him to make weight for the bout.
Gold is also on the line in the co-main event as women's strawweight champion Rose Namajunas takes on the woman she knocked out to earn the belt, Poland's Joanna Jędrzejczyk.
Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor (C), stands with his lawyer Jim Walden (R), and John Arlia during his arraignment in a New York City courtroom on charges of assault in New York, NY, U.S., April 6, 2018.
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.
Manufacturing PMI at five-month low of 51 in March
While the US economy ended 2017 on fairly high note, MarketWatch noted it may have gotten off to a softer start in 2018. But the performance completes a relatively weak quarter for the industry after a mini-boom at the end of a year ago .
Migrant caravan drops plan to travel to US-Mexico border
In a Thursday morning tweet, the president credits "the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them". They said that the size of the group of more than 1,000 people had made travel too hard , The Washington Post reported .
Anti-India protests erupt in Kashmir amid deadly fighting
According to a Kashmir Media Service report, search operations were conducted in Islamabad and Shopian districts of South Kashmir. Rebels have been fighting Indian rule since 1989 , demanding Kashmir be made part of Pakistan or become an independent country.
Apple Reportedly Working On Curved iPhone Displays
Samsung now uses smartphone screens that curve, but its curved screens slope down at the edges, rather than from top to bottom. Apple is exploring touchless gesture control and curved screens , according to the latest rumors from Bloomberg .
NY police shoot dead man after mistaking metal pipe for gun
Herman Bell, who was convicted of brutally murdering two New York City police officers in 1971, had his release blocked. Four officers, three in street clothes and one in uniform, fired 10 shots at Vassell , who was known to be mentally ill.