Unbeaten lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov called into question his fighting future after another injury forced him to the sidelines.
Nurmagomedov (22-0) was pulled from a planned bout with Tony Ferguson in December after breaking a rib in training.
Хочу извиниться перед моими болельщиками, я сломал ребро и опять выбыл с боя, я очень хотел вернуться, я не уверен вернусь ли я вообще когда нибудь, спасибо большое Всем моим болельщикам, моим спонсорам, хвала Аллаху в любом положении. I want to apologize to my fans. I broke my rib, and again I am out of the fight. I really wanted to come back, I'm not sure if i will ever come back. Thanks to my fans and my sponsors. Praise to Allah. #Alhamdulillah #khkmmateam #reebok #ufc
“The Eagle” has not fought since an April 2014 decision win over current UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos. He also holds Octagon wins over Abel Trujillo, Thiago Tavares and Pat Healy.