UFC 205 takes place on November 12 at Madison Square Garden, becoming the first UFC event to be held in New York City and although five fights have already been announced, we’re still without a main event.
This was supposed to be one of the biggest cards in history based on where the event is taking place, with both Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey touted to feature in mega matches.
OUT OF UFC 205?
However, Rousey is still nowhere to be seen – but a UFC 207 return is apparently in the works – and now McGregor could be missing out due to injury.
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Words have been exchanged over the last few weeks between the current Featherweight Champion and the Lightweight Champion, Eddie Alvarez.
Alvarez, who knocked out Rafael dos Anjos in the first round to capture the title in July, was adamant that he wanted Notorious at the event, but Dana White has cast doubt over the fight taking place.
ESPN are reporting that Dana White has said McGregor is currently rehabbing a leg injury, and we saw him limping following his victory over Nate Diaz not too long ago. So it’s unclear as to when McGregor will be making a return to the Octagon, but there are plenty of options for him.
Fans are calling for him to defend his Featherweight Championship, something he has yet to do since dethroning Jose Aldo last year.
NURMAGOMEDOV VS. MCGREGOR?
A third fight with Diaz has been ruled out, but the Irishman was initially scheduled to fight dos Anjos for the Lightweight title before the former champion had to pull out.
So it still makes sense to eventually have Alvarez defend his title against McGregor, but based on other reports, that fight may not even come to fruition.
UFC 206 takes place in Toronto, and a contract has reportedly been sent out to the champion to defend his title against the unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Whatever they decide to do, they need to do it quickly as a press conference is set to take place next week, and we need a worthy main event to be announced.
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