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No Khabib Nurmagomedov For Foreseeable Future Inside Octagon

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UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will likely spend the rest of 2014 on the sidelines following a torn meniscus in his right leg.

Nurmagomedov’s manager, Mike Constantino, confirmed with MMAjunkie.com that the unbeaten fighter could be back quicker if his rehab progresses quicker than expected.

Prior to suffering in the injury, UFC officials have booked Nurmagomedov (22-0) for a fight with fellow 155-pound contender Donald Cerrone (24-6).

“I was hoping that he didn’t require surgery and it was just a bump and a bruise, but it turned out to be meniscus, so I’m a little bit disappointed to hear it was that severe,” Constantino said. “But you can’t jerk around with it. You’ve got to get it done.”

The 25-year-old Nurmagomedov has won all six of his Octagon appearances, including a win over Rafael dos Anjos.

2 COMMENTS
  • fanoftna33 says:

    What bad timing for Kabib, forst he took time off for religious reasons which is perfectly understandable and commendable, but to get a big fight signed sealead and to get this kind of injury 20 minutes later must be a very hard pill to swallow.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    OFF TOPIC (kinda, involved an injury): Gustafsson is injured and out of the title shot with Jones, DC will take his place.

    Personal comment (I know I’ll get hate): AHHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA…Karma. UFC gave Gustafsson a title shot after going 1-1 over DC who’s 12-0, and threw Jones under the bus for asking for DC instead of Gus, now they have to suck it up and make the match that should of happened initially. (In no way am I happy Gustafsson got hurt, that sucks and would never wish it on a fighter.)

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