The best, most compelling matchup at UFC 209 is off. Khabib Nurmagomedov had a rough weight cut and had to be hospitalized, and, well, that’s how that goes.
Here’s the official statement from the UFC:
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.