Staff Picks: UFC 223 (What's Left of it Anyway) + Mayhem Recap

Staff Picks: UFC 223 (What's Left of it Anyway) + Mayhem Recap

This card has turned into a total dumpster fire. Lets recap what's happened shall we?

  • Tony Ferguson injures himself at a media event, pulls out of the main event against Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Max Holloway steps in on 6 days notice, because he's a bada**
  • Khabib slaps Artem Lobov
  • Conor McGregor shows up at media day, throws sh*t threw the window of a bus full of fighters, Khabib included
  • Michael Chiesa gets cut up from it, he's pulled from his fight with Anthony Pettis
  • Ray Borg gets glass in his eye, pulls from his fight with Brandon Moreno
  • The NYSAC pulls Max Holloway from the main event because "he didn't look good"
  • Anthony Pettis steps up to replace Khabib, but the UFC won't pay him his asking price
  • Paul Felder steps up, but the NYSAC denies it because he's unranked in the UFC's made-up rankings
  • Al Iaquinta is named the official replacement, but he cannot win the Lightweight title because he weighed in over 155 lbs

Now, our picks. As of the time this is written, we haven't received official word on what is happening with Pettis or Felder. It's unlikely they will fight each other, but we picked it just in case. We normally post audio of our picks from our Podcast, but we recorded on Tuesday so it doesn't make any damn sense anymore. For anyone interested in our bad analysis of the fights still left, the SoundCloud player below is synced with the start of our picks.

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