Umar Nurmagomedov Off UFC 254 Card Due To Staph Infection

The UFC 254 card has taken a hit.

UFC 254 is scheduled to take place inside the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will collide with interim titleholder Justin Gaethje. The co-main event will see middleweights Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier collide.

The cousin of Khabib, Umar Nurmagomedov, was supposed to meet Sergey Morozov on the card. Those plans have gone awry as Umar suffered a staph infection. The fight has been removed from UFC 254.

Khabib took to his Instagram account to provide an update on Umar.

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Всем Салам Алейкум. Последние несколько дней Умар пролежал в отеле с высокой температурой, которая была вызвана стафилококковой инфекцией. Но несмотря на это он и вся наша команда были настроены, что он выступит 24 октября. Сегодня утром, перед нашим вылетом в Абу-Даби ему стало хуже и его госпитализировали в Дубае. – Выздоравливай Братишка, значит так было суждено @umar_nurmagomedov

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“For the last few days, Umar has been in a hotel with a high fever, which was caused by a staphylococcal infection. But despite this, he and our entire team were determined that he would perform on October 24th. This morning, before our flight to Abu Dhabi, he got worse and was hospitalized in Dubai. Get well brother, so it was meant to be.”

UFC 254 will be held this Saturday night, October 24. The main card will also feature heavyweight action between Alexander Volkov and Walt Harris. A rematch between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba will also be on the main card of UFC 254 this weekend.

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