Nurmagomedov (24-0) was transported to the hospital in the early hours Friday morning after falling ill while cutting weight. The undefeated Dagestani was treated and discharged, according to UFC officials, and the fight was called off due to “doctor’s recommendation.”
Ferguson successfully weighed in at 154.5 pounds.
The two lightweights were previously scheduled to meet in 2015 and 2016. The first booking fell through due to an injury suffered by Nurmagomedov, while the second fell through due to an injury suffered by Ferguson.
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