Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson bout pulled from UFC 209

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson has been pulled from tomorrow night’s UFC 209 PPV card.

The news comes following Nurmagomedov no-showing this afternoons early weigh-ins, Ariel Helwani was speculating throughout the event that a medical issue had forced Nurmagomedov to visit the hospital prior to the weigh-ins, thus putting the potential fight in doubt.

The UFC have now confirmed the fight is off, with Ferguson receiving no late-replacement via the following statement:

“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.”