UFC 209 Title Fight Cancelled Due To Khabib Nurmagomedov's Hospitilization
Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson called off for the third time.
Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0) was supposed to fight Tony Ferguson (22-3) at UFC 209 on Saturday night for the interim Lightweight title and the right to face Conor McGregor at some point later this year.
Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov was hospitalized just before weigh-ins last night due to an illness, and doctors have advised him to stay out of the octagon this weekend.
The fight was scheduled to co-headline UFC 209 along with the welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson.
This marks the third time that Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been forced to reschedule their fight. The first time Nurmagomedov had to pull out due to an injury and the second time Ferguson was unable to compete because of a lung injury.
#UFC209's interim LW title bout between @TeamKhabib & @TonyFergusonXT has been cancelled. https://t.co/LAkGxHW4Nc— UFC News (@UFCNews) March 3, 2017