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Sport Umar Nurmagomedov hospitalized in Dubai, ruled out of octagon debut at UFC 254

17:05  18 october  2020
17:05  18 october  2020 Source:   mmajunkie.com

Khabib Nurmagomedov didn't want to hurt Justin Gaethje too badly because he knew the American's parents were watching

  Khabib Nurmagomedov didn't want to hurt Justin Gaethje too badly because he knew the American's parents were watching Khabib Nurmagomedov considered potentially bone-breaking finishes at UFC 254 but used a choke so Justin Gaethje's parents didn't see him in pain.Gaethje flew his mother and father business class to Abu Dhabi, and said throughout the build-up to his UFC lightweight championship fight that he was going to earn enough to ensure his mom would be able to retire after 35 years as a postmaster.

Umar Nurmagomedov , cousin of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov , has been ruled out of his octagon debut at UFC 254 after it was revealed he has been hospitalized in Dubai . Undefeated bantamweight Umar was set to face Sergei Morozov on the preliminary card on Yas

UFC 254 . it's done mate, they ve been training together for days, umar most likley had the virus for days now, khabib most likely got it by now, and will develop the symptoms next week ( 7 days if I remember right ).

It’s third time unlucky for Russian bantamweight Umar Nurmagomedov, with his latest attempt to make his UFC debut nixed by illness less than one week from fight night in Abu Dhabi.

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Nurmagomedov (12-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was all set to make his octagon debut against former M-1 Global bantamweight champion Sergei Morozov (16-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who was also set for his UFC bow, at UFC 254, which takes place Saturday at Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The event streams live on pay per view following prelims on ESPN+ and ESPN2.

It was initially reported by Russian news agency TASS that Nurmagomedov had been hospitalized with “severe flu, fever and vomiting,” but it was subsequently confirmed by Nurmagomedov’s cousin and teammate, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, that the bantamweight’s symptoms were as a result of a staph infection that left his cousin hospitalized in Dubai.

'Fans are going crazy' waiting for Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight again, an Abu Dhabi government official who helped build Fight Island said

  'Fans are going crazy' waiting for Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight again, an Abu Dhabi government official who helped build Fight Island said Khabib Nurmagomedov looks set to break one of Conor McGregor's biggest records Saturday, the UFC President Dana White said.That's according to Saeed Al Saeed, the marketing director at Abu Dhabi's department of culture and tourism (DCT), which has helped organize the UFC's Fight Island-branded events during the coronavirus pandemic.

Umar Nurmagomedov 12 - 0 - 0. vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov chats about his late October clash against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 . UFC 254 Khabib Nurmagomedov , Justin Gaethje and alternate Michael Chandler talk with the press to

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Posting to his Instagram page, Khabib laid out the situation, saying (via translation), “The last few days, Umar has been in a hotel with a high fever, which was caused by a staphylococcal infection. But despite this, he and our entire team were determined that he would perform on October 24th. This morning, before our flight to Abu Dhabi, he got worse and was hospitalized in Dubai. Get well brother, so it was meant to be.”

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The news means that Nurmagomedov has now been forced to miss three debut bookings with the UFC. His first, against Hunter Azure at UFC 249, was postponed due to restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic, while he withdrew from his second, against England’s Nathaniel Wood at UFC on ESPN 14, due to the death of his uncle and coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, following complications from COVID-19. Now illness has ruled out Nurmagomedov’s third attempt to step into the octagon.

UFC 254 odds, prediction, betting trends for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

  UFC 254 odds, prediction, betting trends for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Here is where you should lean in the lightweight title unification fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.The main event has lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim lightweight titleholder Justin Gaethje meeting in a title unification bout. The co-main event has former middleweight champion and No. 1-ranked Robert Whittaker taking on No. 2-ranked Jared Cannonier.

Umar Nurmagomedov breaking news and and highlights for UFC 254 fight vs. Sergey Morozov, with official Sherdog mixed martial arts stats, photos, videos, and more for the Featherweight fighter from Russia. Umar Nurmagomedov . Born: N/A AGE: N/A Kizilyurt, Dagestan Russia.

The fight will be held at the UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates. Live Broadcast. Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje Video Preview. UFC 254 Full Fight Card. Who is fighting on the undercard on Saturday, October 24? Umar Nurmagomedov . Sergey Morozov.

Khabib and Umar were both scheduled to compete together on the UFC 254 card, but now only Khabib will head to Abu Dhabi from the team’s Dubai training camp as “The Eagle” makes his final preparations to face Justin Gaethje on Saturday, with multiple UFC officials confirming to MMA Junkie on the ground in Abu Dhabi that Khabib’s main event fight remains “100 percent on.”

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