[Breaking] Khabib Nurmagomdov vs. Tony Ferguson title fight officially off UFC 209 card

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 02: (L-R) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and Tony Ferguson face off during the UFC 209 Ultimate Media Day inside TMobile Arena on March 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

One of the two marquee fights on this weekend’s UFC 209 fight card is off.

A report from Russian media this morning stated that Khabib Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital during his weight cut for his interim lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson in Las Vegas.

The UFC has now officially confirmed that the interim lightweight title bout is now officially off the UFC 209 fight card.

Here is the official announcement from the UFC.

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 cancelled on the doctor’s recommendation.

There has been no official communication as to what fight from the preliminary card will be bumped up to the main card as of the time of writing.

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