Late Thursday night it was revealed that Khabib Nurmagomedov had broken a rib and would no longer be able to fight Tony Ferguson at the TUF 22 finale on December 11th.
The injury is the third in a row for Nurmagomedov, who hasn’t fought since April of 2014 when he defeated Rafael Dos Anjos.
A discouraged Nurmagomedov took to Instagram after the announcement of his injury to reveal that he may never return to the Octagon again.
Хочу извиниться перед моими болельщиками, я сломал ребро и опять выбыл с боя, я очень хотел вернуться, я не уверен вернусь ли я вообще когда нибудь, спасибо большое Всем моим болельщикам, моим спонсорам, хвала Аллаху в любом положении. I want to apologize to my fans. I broke my rib, and again I am out of the fight. I really wanted to come back, I'm not sure if i will ever come back. Thanks to my fans and my sponsors. Praise to Allah. #Alhamdulillah #khkmmateam #reebok #ufc