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Tony Ferguson Breaks Silence As He Is Forced To Pull Out Of UFC 223 Bout With Khabib

Tony Ferguson has explained the reasons behind his withdrawal from next week’s UFC lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Ferguson pulled out on Sunday night after failing to recover sufficiently from an injury he picked up several days ago, with the UFC drafting in Max Holloway as a late replacement to ensure that a fight for the vacant(ish) strap will still go ahead as planned.

Taking to Twitter late on Sunday night, Ferguson explained why he was forced to pull out from the fight, and took the opportunity to apologise to Khabib, his fans, the UFC, and generally all concerned for having to sit it out.

It’s currently unknown when the reigning UFC interim lightweight champion will be able to come back and fight for the title, but next weekend will see the bizarre spectacle of Holloway and Khabib fighting for a strap, the last owner of which (Conor McGregor) has been stripped and the interim champ still hasn’t fought with the real title on the line.

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