UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov was hospitalized Friday morning and will NOT fight at UFC 209.
UFC officials say Khabib was hospitalized for “weight management issues.”
Khabib was treated and has been released.
UFC statement regarding Khabib Nurmagomedov:
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.
Khabib was scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim 155 pound title — and Dana White had told us the winner would most likely face Conor McGregor.
But now, with Khabib out … it’s unclear what will happen next.