Well, despite the UFC’s best efforts for a year-end mega-card, it looks like the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion has settled in on a not-so-mega fight card.
After weeks of speculation, and failed attempts to book either Nate Diaz or Conor McGregor, the promotions most drawing fighters in the sport’s history, it appears that the UFC is out of options, and out of time as well.
With just a little over a month left from the UFC’s year end event, it seems like they’ve been forced to settle.
The LA Times breaks the unfortunate news:
‘Confirmed: [UFC 219] co-main event will be [Khabib Nurmagomedov] vs. [Edson Barboza], three-round fight…’ said Lance Pugmire of the LA Times.
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) November 28, 2017
UFC 219 goes down from the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, on December 30. It would be a new first for the UFC to place a title fight below a non-title fight co-main event.