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In this episode of UFC Connected, follow the fight week of Khabib Nurmagomedov on his way to becoming the undisputed lightweight champion at UFC 223.
The fight week started with Nurmagomedov’s originally opponent Tony Ferguson having to pull out of the title fight after suffering a knee injury. Featherweight champion Max Holloway agreed to step in.
Khabib and other UFC fighters then had to endure Conor McGregor’s media day meltdown before moving on to weigh-ins, where things underwent another traumatic shift.
Holloway was removed from the bout with Khabib due to weight cutting issues. Finally, Nurmagomedov faced Al Iaquinta and captured the lightweight title.