Joe Rogan discussed the recent Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson bout cancellation from last weekend’s UFC 209 event, talks what went wrong with Khabib’s weight cut, and even discussed the possibility of ‘The Eagle’ leaving the lightweight division because of health concerns on the most recent Fight Companion podcast w/ Eddie Bravo, Brendan Schaub, and Bryan Callen.
“TONY SMELLED IT. HE WAS LIKE, ‘HAVE FUN MAKIN’ WEIGHT!'” - EDDIE BRAVO
According to Eddie Bravo, Tony Ferguson is willing to fight Nurmagomedov at catchweight in the future. “The fight is bigger than what the division looks like,” Bravo said.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Full Statement about the canceled Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson bout can be read below:
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 canceled 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.
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