Nurmagomedov releases statement after UFC 209 debacle

It's the third time a fight between himself and Tony Ferguson has been cancelled

Nurmagomedov releases statement after UFC 209 debacle

Khabib Nurmagomedov. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Khabib Nurmagomedov has released a statement following his medical issues which led to him being unable to weigh-in for his interim lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson.

The pair were due to face off in the co-main event at UFC 209 and likely provide the next challenger to Conor McGregor.

Instead, Nurmagomedov was taken to hospital after suffering difficulties with making the 155 lbs weight.

He released the following statement via Instagram: "Whoever you are or whatever you do, you'll get only what God prescribed for you.

"AlhamduliLlah for everything God gifted me for my 28 years, I got much more than I asked. I know that many people was waiting for this fight and I fail them.

"Want to bring my apologies for all my fans, UFC and my opponent Tony.

"My health is fine now, thanks God. These tough testing only makes me stronger. Thank everyone for the support."