Fight Habib Nurmagomedov and Ferguson cancelled due to injury

April 7 in new York city will host a UFC 223, the main event which was supposed to be a title fight in the light weight category between Habib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. However, for the fourth time this game ripped off: this time due to the injury of the American. But Habib for the belt still fighting: the organization has announced that a replacement will be Max Holloway, who is the champion at Featherweight.

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The battle between Habib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson previously tried to organize three times already. In 2015 and 2016 intervened in the case of injuries to opponents, and in 2017 Habib was urgently hospitalized due to velogonki. The fight at UFC 223 was supposed to be for the title of champion light weight category, but in less than a week, it became known about the injury Ferguson.

“It is impossible to describe how much I am upset and angry. In the accident I injured knee ligament and the doctors said I can’t fight. I want to apologize to all the fans, UFC, Habib, friends and family,” wrote Ferguson in his Twitter.

#UFC223 #TonyFergusonMMA SnapJitsu™ App #SnapDownCity ?? ????? pic.twitter.com/Rf4PWg4QXT

— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) 2 APR 2018

Habib, commenting on the situation, expressed hope that this incident will teach Tony to watch your language. Previously, Americans allowed themselves a lot of things to address Nurmagomedov, including accusing him in the previous breakdown of the fight.

Tony heal up man. Just want to advise you, don’t talk too much anymore. Lot of thoughts in my head right now, but I don’t want to become like you. Hope, this lesson will teach you watch your mouth. Have this is on account of this situation, I just want to say to Tony, no longer talk, in my head of course many thoughts, like you I will not, I hope this tutorial will teach you how to follow language. #ready #ufc223 #Alhamdulillah #pobeditelnitsa

Publication of Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) APR 1, 2018 at 4:25 PDT

However, without a rival, the Russians left. UFC President Dana white made the official announcement that Habib will meet with the champion of the weight category Featherweight – max Holloway, who agreed to come on as a substitute. At stake will stand the title of light weight.

BOOM!!!!!! We got The Champ Khabib vs Max Holloway for the 155lb title this Saturday in Brooklyn New York!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/quvI3UqGXh

— Dana White (@danawhite) April 1, 2018.

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