Well, UFC 209 has undergone a major change. The highly-anticipated match up between top lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov has been canceled because Nurmagomedov fell ill during his weight cut. The fight scheduled to serve as the co-main event of UFC 209, which takes place Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev.
Below is how the pros reacted to the disastrous news:
@TeamKhabib I Hope U Feel Better Khabib, I Pray For Your Recovery, I Mean It, Get Better #Road2Gold #TonyFergusonMMA #UFC209 @ufc @danawhite
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) March 3, 2017
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) March 3, 2017
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.
— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) March 3, 2017
Wish you well @TeamKhabib hope you are good brother!
— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) March 3, 2017
I was looking forward to the khabib fight more than the main event!!! . Ffs. #ufc209
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) March 3, 2017
SMFH!!! Noooooo!!! https://t.co/nGNy6sBni7
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) March 3, 2017
Fuck Khabib vs Tony is off! Add more weight classes?
— Chris Leben (@ChrisLebenMMA) March 3, 2017
Noooooo. Where’s Nate Diaz at #UFC209
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) March 3, 2017
Weight cutting is the biggest problem in MMA. We need a solution where we transition towards fighters competing at their actual weight.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) March 3, 2017
WoWWoWWoWWoWWoWWoWWoWWoWWoW Now this really fucked up @ufc I hope his ok tho #209
— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) March 3, 2017
And the LW title fight is officially off now. Feel for @TonyFergusonXT hope they give him a replacement to earn $ for his family @ufc
— Chad Laprise (@ChadLaprise) March 3, 2017
Feeling for @TonyFergusonXT right now just give him connor next and him and @TeamKhabib just ain’t ment to be #UFC209
— Steven Siler (@Stevesiler) March 3, 2017
Ah this sucks. Hoping for the best for Khabib. Sucks for Tony too. https://t.co/uLXKgfmVLO
— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) March 3, 2017
When you hear Khabib vs Ferguson is off pic.twitter.com/ont1D4mBwK
— Paul Redmond (@RedserMma) March 3, 2017
Wel u have my number..
— HECTOR URBINA (@WHATDAHECT) March 3, 2017
I know a guy.
— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) March 3, 2017
Pay me and I’ll make weight today lol https://t.co/3lKn2xgkPf
— Marc Diakiese (@Marc_Diakiese) March 3, 2017
No way!! Khabib Ferguson fight is off !! #UFC209
— scott askham (@scottaskham1) March 3, 2017
Why god why!!!! @ufc #UFC209
— Ray Borg (@tazmexufc) March 3, 2017
Source:: mma fighting