Khabib vs. Ferguson Cancelled
BREAKING: The highly anticipated interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, scheduled for UFC 209, has been cancelled.
Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital after falling ill during his weight cut, and was not present at the official weigh-ins on Friday morning. The UFC released a statement, saying that Nurmagomedov was not medically cleared to fight.
The UFC’s full statement is below:
UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was transported to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Thursday evening due to weight management medical issues. He was treated and has been discharged, UFC officials confirmed.
The scheduled interim lightweight championship bout between Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson at UFC 209 has been cancelled on the doctor’s recommendation.
UFC 209 emanates from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Saturday night live on Pay-Per-View at 10pm/7pm ETPT. Tyron Woodley takes on Stephen Thompson with his welterweight championship on the line in a rematch from their 2016 Fight of the Year contender at UFC 205.