ufc 223

Who is Joe Silva?

Silva was the UFC matchmaker from 1997 to 2016, and as such, he was one of the most most powerful men in the organization for much of his tenure. As a result, there have been many unflattering told stories about him from fighters in the UFC orbit, both personally and professionally.Jun 16, 2020

What flag does Max Holloway carry?

Max Holloway carries the flag of his home state Hawaii when he walks out to the ring before his fight. Full name Jerome Max Keli’l Holloway, the former UFC featherweight champion is of Samoan and Hawaiian lineage, and he is incredibly proud of his ancestry.Jan 17, 2021

How much do the UFC fighters get paid?

UFC fighters made $147,965 on average in 2020. That is the 0.88% increase from $146,673 in 2019. 219 fighters (38% of the roster) earned six figures in 2020, and the highest-paid UFC fighter was the former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, with $6,090,000 (not including PPV bonuses).Jun 28, 2021

Who was khabib supposed to Fight UFC 223?

NEW YORK — Featherweight champion Max Holloway has been declared medically unfit to fight and has been pulled from the UFC 223 card at Barclays Center on Saturday night. Holloway was scheduled to face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC’s lightweight championship.Apr 6, 2018

Why was Holloway unfit?

After agreeing to the fight last Sunday following an injury to Tony Ferguson, Holloway was only given five days to undertake a trim to 155 pounds. On Friday, the Waianae native was declared medically unfit to fight by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).Apr 7, 2018

Why didnt khabib fight Tony?

They were supposed to fight in 2015 but Khabib pulled out due to a rib injury. Then next year, Ferguson was forced out as he did not receive medical clearance. The Covid-19 pandemic happened and the fight was called off as Khabib couldn’t make it due to travel restrictions.May 16, 2021

Did Max Holloway fight khabib?

Back in 2018 when Holloway was still the featherweight champion, he was tapped to step in on short-notice against Khabib at UFC 223 to vie for the vacant lightweight title. The two took part in a memorable press conference where their respect for each other was apparent.Jan 19, 2021

What happened UFC 223?

The Max Holloway vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight scheduled to be the main event at UFC 223 on Saturday has been canceled, making it the fourth bout on the card to be called off since Thursday. Holloway was declared medically unfit to fight before Friday’s weigh-in, UFC president Dana White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.Apr 6, 2018