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The “cursed” fight at UFC 303

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HA month ago, UFC 303 promised to be the event of the year. Conor McGregor and Jamaal Hill return for the co-feature, with Las Vegas as the setting For a dream night. However, the first setback came when Khalil Rountree, Hill’s rival, He tested positive for a substance banned by the UFC (DHEA), which means he has been eliminated from the fight. However, Carlos Olberg offered himself as an alternativeThe solution must be equal to or better than what was agreed upon.

However, the last two weeks have completely revolutionized the bulletin board. Rumors about A McGregor’s injury has been confirmed, With the Irishman out of the main fight against Michael Chandler. To make matters worse, it was announced almost simultaneously Jamal Hill injuryLeaving the two main battles of the evening up in the air.

For big problems, big solutions

Dana White’s response in video form was immediate, announcing three new fights at the same time. in the star, Pereira and Prochazka appeared on the scene to compete for the light heavyweight title for the second time in less than a year.. In the first part of this saga, “Poatan” knocked out the Czech in the second roundin historical left crochet now.

On the other side, Anthony Smith offered to fight Ulbergbut since it was not a relevant fight, the company president had to restructure the card, Brian Ortega vs. Diego Lopez announced as the new co-star Smith vs. Olberg drops to third place. but, Today I learned of the latter’s injuryleaving this damned battle in limbo once again.

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Dolidze, another unlikely hero

If Anthony Smith is already considered a hero because he said yes to such a dangerous fight two weeks ago, Roman Dolidze has doubled. There is talk that the Georgian middleweight fighter would be willing Move the section to fight Smith in short order One week before the event.

It must be remembered that he is coming off a tough defeat to Imavov, but if he accepts, Dana White will certainly give both of them a nice financial bonus. Whether they end up sticking or not is clear This battle is cursed, since there have been up to five different fighters as champions, so far. definitely, It is one of the most difficult months in the company’s history in terms of injuriesWhich led to many economic losses.

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