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Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov Injured, Out Of UFC 187

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According to a report by, Khabib Nurmagomedov has been injured and will not be able to face Donald Cerrone at UFC 187.

The lightweight bout was viewed as a No. 1 contender match and part of the Memorial Day weekend event in Las Vegas.

Nurmagomedov (22-0) has won all six of his Octagon appearances, but an injury last year knocked him from the ranks of No. 1 contender. That went to Rafael dos Anjos, who bested Anthony Pettis and became champion.

According to the report, officials are looking to find a replacement to keep Cerrone (27-6) on the card. The event recently lost Jon Jones, as he was replaced by Daniel Cormier after his legal issues.

Pettis, who suffered many attacks from Nurmagomedov via social media for his own injuries, had a stern message for the fighter: