Umar Nurmagomedov’s UFC debut was canceled again, this time due to the Russian fighter’s emergency hospitalization. The current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, told the fans the disappointing news.
“Umar has been in a hotel for the past few days with a high fever that was caused by a staphylococcal infection,” the undefeated Russian fighter wrote on Instagram. “But despite this, he and our entire team were determined that he would perform on October 24. This morning, before our flight to Abu Dhabi, he got worse and was hospitalized in Dubai. Get well little brother, so it was meant to be».
On October 24 at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, Umar Nurmagomedov was scheduled to fight former M-1 Bantamweight champion Sergey Morozov. At the moment, the matchmakers of the organization are trying to find a new opponent for the representative of Kazakhstan.
Recall that Umar Nurmagomedov was supposed to make his UFC debut on July 25 with a fight against Briton Nathaniel wood, however, due to the death of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, he refused to participate in the UFC on ESPN 14 tournament.
Korean Zombie: “I don’t remember the third, fourth and fifth rounds».
After suffering a crushing defeat in a contender’s match against Brian Ortega, “Korean Zombie” Cheng Sung Jon addressed his fans, saying that he did not remember the fight from the moment he was knocked down in the second round, missing an elbow from a u-turn.
“I don’t remember the third, fourth and fifth rounds – I watch the tape and it’s strange to see how I fought. Haha…”, the South Korean fighter wrote on Instagram. “I have to find out what went wrong and why I lost the fight. The opponent was taller, changed stands, and I ran into this elbow like the last idiot. Ortega did a great job, and now I’m so ashamed of myself. Anyway, thank you for your support. Excuse me»
Recall that the contender fight in the Featherweight division between the Korean Zombie and Brian Ortega, who headed the UFC Fight Night 180 tournament in Abu Dhabi, ended with the victory of the American fighter by unanimous decision with a score of 50-45 three times.