UFC Fight Night 173 tournament in Las Vegas is postponed for a week

The return of the largest MMA promotion to Las Vegas will take place a week later than planned.

After three UFC shows in Jacksonville, the organization planned to hold the UFC Fight Night 173 tournament at the home arena of UFC Apex next weekend, but most likely, the show will be moved from may 23 to may 30, as reported by numerous informed sources close to the situation.

The delay is related to the upcoming meeting of the Athletic Commission of the state of Nevada, which previously suspended all fighting licenses due to the coronavirus epidemic, and plans to return to the consideration of this issue.

Recall that the main event of the UFC Fight Night 173 tournament should be a Welterweight bout between Tyron Woodley and Gilbert burns, although the event has not yet been officially announced.

Conor McGregor reacts to Tony Ferguson’s statement

The former UFC champion in two weight categories, Conor McGregor, responded to Tony Ferguson, who had previously made an offensive remark about the Irishman.

“Shut up and thank the nurses who fixed your skull and patched it up,” McGregor tweeted. “Today is the international day of nurses! And learn to box! You move your feet like a damn fool. It was shameful for us to present this in Paradigm SportsĀ».

Recall that the flow of treshtok was provoked by the recent statement of McGregor, who took credit for the promotion of the American fighter at a time when their Affairs were handled by one management.

As you know, over the weekend, Tony Ferguson made an unsuccessful attempt for the second time in his career to win the interim UFC lightweight title, losing by technical knockout in the fifth round to Justin Gaitji at UFC 249 in Jacksonville. After the fight, the fighter was taken to the hospital with serious cuts and bruises, where he was diagnosed with a fracture of the orbital bone.