After a tumultuous week that saw Khabib get attacked by Conor McGregor’s gang of thugs, the UFC’s Russian lightweight title challenger has finally settled in on who he’s fighting just a day before the UFC 223 pay-per-view event.
Originally slated to face Tony Ferguson, Khabib would then move on, on six-days notice, to accept a fight against featherweight champion Max Holloway.
This morning, Holloway was deemed medically unfit to compete, and the promotion made plans to move forward with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
Pettis and the UFC failed to come to terms in the final hour, and after a lengthy day of not knowing what’s going on, “Raging” Al Iaquinta was placed in the main event slot.
Now, after a crazy week, Khabib has broken his silence.
Check it out:
Everything is finished.
Thank you [Dana White], [Sean Shelby] and all [UFC] people.
And of course thank you my brother one and only [Ali Abelaziz]