At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta fought in a lightweight main event on pay-per-view for the UFC lightweight title.



In the co-main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas had a fantastic display of mixed martial arts with a surprising result in the end. Elsewhere on the fight card, Renato Moicano put on a striking clinic over Calvin Kattar in a featherweight contest. Zabit Magomedsharipov and Kyle Bochniak fought to a great contest while Chris Gruetzemacher gave Joe Lauzon a fairly one-sided beating. We’ll discuss that plus what this means for Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson. This is the UFC 223 post-fight special.

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1 p.m. — We’ll discuss the news that Max Holloway has replaced Tony Ferguson against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.

1:05 p.m. — Brian Butler, Max Holloway’s manager, will talk about the making of Nurmagomedov vs. Holloway.

1:15 p.m. — Stephen Thompson will preview his UFC Liverpool main event against Darren Till.

1:35 p.m. — Garry Tonon will join us in studio to discuss his successful MMA debut.

2:05 p.m. — Joanna Jędrzejczyk will be in studio to preview her UFC 223 strawweight title rematch against Rose Namajunas.

3:05 p.m. — Khabib Nurmagomedov will join us in studio to discuss Max Holloway replacing Tony Ferguson against him at UFC 223.

4:05 p.m. –Tony Ferguson will discuss the circumstances surrounding his injury that forced him out of UFC 223.

4:25 pm. — Producer Jason Hehir will be in studio to discuss the making of HBO’s new documentary “Andre the Giant,” as well as his extensive background producing combat sports content.

5:15 p.m. — The MMA (After) Hour will air exclusively on Twitter. We’ll showcase Ric’s Picks and answer your questions sent via the hashtag #themmahour.



UFC Unfiltered UF184: Khabib Nurmagomedov Joins In-Studio and Says “Aloha” to Max Holloway



Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, and Ali Abdelaziz, join Jim and Matt in-studio ahead of Khabib’s UFC 223 Lightweight title fight and discuss Max Holloway replacing Tony Ferguson, if any other fighters offered to step in, wanting to fight Georges St-Pierre, training at American Kickboxing Academy, Conor McGregor, Eddie Alvarez, wrestling a bear in Dagestan as a kid, and a lot more. Plus, the guys break down the series of events that led to Tony Ferguson’s withdrawal, Darren Till vs. Wonderboy Thompson at UFC Fight Night Liverpool, Floyd Mayweather’s continued MMA talk, and more.