Just hours before his scheduled UFC 209 weigh-in, news has now surfaced from various outlets that undefeated Dagestani lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has been taken to the hospital just hours before the scheduled weigh-in.
The news was first reported by Russian news outlets, before teammates then reportedly confirmed news of ‘The Eagle’ being taken to the hospital.
Russian media reporting Khabib was taken to hospital three hours before the weigh-ins. Izvestia reported news after speaking to his father
— Karim Zidan | كريم زيدان (@ZidanSports) March 3, 2017
Reached out to Nurmagomedov's manager just now. He declined to comment on this report. https://t.co/nR8lcdZqWa
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 3, 2017
While there are quite a few unconfirmed reports floating around at the present time, Nurmagomedov’s teammates have reportedly confirmed the story that he was taken to the hospital prior to weigh-ins.
— Mike Allardyce (@mikedyce) March 3, 2017
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/3/2017.