Tony Ferguson has confirmed that he is out of his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 19 scheduled for April 16th in Tampa, Florida.
Ferguson has suffered blood/fluid on his lung and has been told by a doctor not to compete due to the seriousness of the condition. He took to Instagram to confirm the news.
I am out of my Fight Due to Blood/Fluid in my Lung. Usually I can Power Through These things. Doc said it wasn’t wise to Fight due to any more trauma could be terminal. There are more Important things to me Like Making sure I am there for my Little Man Armand Anthony & @xtfergie @darceandknucklez Family First. I will be Back, I will be Better. You haven’t seen anything yet. #TeamFerguson #TeamElCucuy #TonyFergusonMMA #SnapDownCity #OGElCucuy Give me a couple weeks. Khabib pulled out Three Times. I have pulled out Once in my Whole Career… I will be Back. It’s Shitty these things happen… Staying Positive for my Family. TF
Nurmagomedov has since reached out wishing him a fast recovery, he is no stranger to injury.
It is unclear at this time if Khabib will receive a new oponant.