MMA community reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson fight cancellation

March 3, 2017 1:06 pm by Russell Ess
Khabib Nurmagomedov Tony Ferguson

Many were extremely disappointed when news broke that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled on Friday.

Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins started due to weight management medical issues.

When the time for the weigh-ins came to an end, the UFC released a statement that the interim title fight was canceled and the MMA community let out their feelings to the bout being canceled on social media.

Tony Ferguson: @TeamKhabib I Hope U Feel Better Khabib, I Pray For Your Recovery, I Mean It, Get Better #Road2Gold #TonyFergusonMMA #UFC209 @ufc @danawhite

Eddie Alvarez: I’m a fit trim 185 lb today !! let’s work something out show Me the $$$$$$ ill catch a flight 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

https://twitter.com/Ealvarezfight/status/837732271209738242

Brandon Gibson: If Khabib can’t make it to weigh in’s, I know a lightweight that would love a rematch against Ferguson. 😉

https://twitter.com/SixGunGibson/status/837721769565814784

Lando Vannata: I know a guy.

John Kavanagh:

Derek Brunson: Noooooo. Where’s Nate Diaz at #UFC209

Patrick Cote: I dont see any problem , nobody force you to Cut weight, its a personnal decision, and personnal responsability to get educated !

Brian Stann: Just landed in LA for @ufc 209 weigh in Pre/Post fight show. Feel awful for Tony Ferguson. Catching up on details of Khabib’s struggles

Jon Anik: Wishing @TeamKhabib a safe recovery. Feel for @TonyFergusonXT. Still holding out hope they close the Octagon door behind those two someday.

Jimi Manuwa: I was looking forward to the khabib fight more than the main event!!! 😱. Ffs. #ufc209

https://twitter.com/POSTERBOYJM/status/837742239954661376

Will Brooks: Hope the guy is alright but it’s just odd to me that every time these guys are supposed to fight one or the other pulls out.

Sarah Kaufman: ugh what a brutal turn of events after almost making it to such an exciting fight. Let’s get these weight cuts on point!

Aljamain Sterling: SMFH!!! Noooooo!!!

Matheus Aquino: Remember Conor saying he couldn’t commit to a fight with Khabib because he has problems making it to the fight?

Chris Leben: Fuck Khabib vs Tony is off! Add more weight classes?
155/165/175/185/195?

Chad Laprise: And the LW title fight is officially off now. Feel for @TonyFergusonXT hope they give him a replacement to earn $ for his family @ufc

Steven Siler: Feeling for @TonyFergusonXT right now just give him connor next and him and @TeamKhabib just ain’t ment to be #UFC209

Paul Redmond: When you hear Khabib vs Ferguson is off 😭

https://twitter.com/RedserMma/status/837746390814031872

What was your reaction to hearing the unfortunate news? Let it be known in the comment section!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/3/2017.


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