Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Tony Ferguson is not mad at Khabib Nurmagomedov after “The Eagle” was hospitalized and pulled from their 155-pound interim title fight at UFC 209, set for this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
@TeamKhabib I Hope U Feel Better Khabib, I Pray For Your Recovery, I Mean It, Get Better #Road2Gold #TonyFergusonMMA #UFC209 @ufc @danawhite— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) March 3, 2017
What a swell guy.
“El Cucuy” was hoping to use this bout to catapult himself into a Conor McGregor title fight later this year, after “Notorious” was done changing diapers and flirting with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“I feel bad for Tony and his camp, I really do,” Nurmagomedov’s manager told MMA Fighting. “The most important thing right now is Khabib's health. He's currently resting in his room. We're not thinking about what's next at this time. I want to sincerely apologize to Tony, his team, the UFC and the fans. We were all looking forward to this fight very much.”
No word yet on the condition of “The Eagle,” or what UFC has in store for either fighter moving forward.