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Sunday, Apr 02, 2017

Khabib Nurmagomedov Takes Responsibility For UFC 209 Withdrawal, Discusses Possible Return Date

Khabib Nurmagomedov (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

After being forced to withdraw from a highly anticipated bout with Tony Ferguson last month, Khabib Nurmagomedov says he’s at fault for the unfortunate turn of events.

Ferguson and Nurmagomedov were supposed to fight in the co-headliner of UFC 209, and for the interim lightweight title. But, Nurmagomedov ran into medical issues while attempting to make weight, and was hospitalized as a result.

Recently the undefeated fighter spoke with RT Sports, and while doing so, Nurmagomedov said this (quote via MMA Mania):

“…Now I need a couple of months. Like two or three months. After three months I come for hard training and I want to fight in September”

“I think this is my fault, this is my fault. I know that (my) body don’t listen to me and I think, I know, this is my fault,” he added. “How can I say that this is the coach’s fault or the diet guy’s fault? This is 100% my fault.”

Ferguson has said he’s still interested in fighting Nurmagomedov, but he’s also relayed he wants “assurances”, in case the latter has to withdraw again.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:14 pm
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