UFC 226 suffered a huge blow when Max Holloway was forced to pull out from the pay-per-view. UFC is now in damage control mode for the show and as far as Holloway is concerned, he might not fight in the octagon anytime soon.
This is according to Dana White. White revealed the same during the UFC 226 press conference.
“It’s a weird situation. I was just talking to Jeff Novitsky in the back. Some people think it’s concussion related and some people think it’s weight cutting related. They haven’t really got down to the bottom of what it is but according him he feels fine but obviously he’s not fine. So we’re going to continue to figure out what’s wrong with Max Holloway. There’s no way that this guy is going to fight any time soon,” he said.
The fight between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis will now serve as the co-main event of the pay-per-view.