Pulling Out Of UFC On FOX 19 Saved Tony Ferguson’s Life

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Unfortunately, Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is out of his UFC on FOX 19 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) due to injury. The UFC is looking for someone to fight Nurmagomedov at the event.

Ferguson recently commented on his decision to pull out of the fight, and it’s scary. According to Ferguson, his doctor told him that he had “fluid” and “blood” in his lungs and that “any more trauma could be terminal,” which is not good news at all.

Fortunately, Ferguson is looking to return to action in a few weeks. He posted this on Instagram:

“I am out of my Fight Due to Blood/Fluid in my Lung. Usually I can Power Through These things. Doc said it wasn’t wise to Fight due to any more trauma could be terminal. There are more Important things to me Like Making sure I am there for my Little Man Armand Anthony & @[email protected] Family First. I will be Back, I will be Better. You haven’t seen anything yet.#TeamFerguson #TeamElCucuy #TonyFergusonMMA #SnapDownCity #OGElCucuy Give me a couple weeks. Khabib pulled out Three Times. I have pulled out Once in my Whole Career… I will be Back. It’s Shitty these things happen… Staying Positive for my Family. TF.”

UFC on FOX 19 takes place on April 16th from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL.

It’s possible that when Ferguson is cleared to fight again, the UFC could book him against Nurmagomedov once again.