Disaster strikes another UFC card! This time it’s UFC Nashville on August 5 that’s looking for a brand new main event fighter.
Umar Nurmagomedov is off the UFC Nashville card
This was a much anticipated bout between one of the most ducked fighters in the UFC bantamweight division (Nurmagomedov) and the former interim title challenger (Sandhagen).
When the bout was announced, UFC boss Dana White said, “This is as high level of a fight as you can get,” said White. “It is what I love about making fights like this. You have two of the very best in the world facing off in the prime of their careers. Ladies and gentlemen, you do not want to miss this one.”
Sadly, if the reports are confirmed we’re all going to have to miss this one now.
Sandhagen on why he accepted the bout
When the bout was announced, many questioned why Sandhagen would accept such a high-risk, low-reward fight.
“Hey, I know you guys saw the announcement. I’m fighting August 5 against Umar Nurmagomedov,” said Sandhagen in an Instagram video. “I’m getting a lot of haters, saying, ‘why would you fight this far down in the rankings?’ He’s going to beat my ass, blah, blah, blah. Two reasons. One, Umar is a great fighter and I’m not trying to be world champ if I’m not the actual best in the entire world. So fighting Umar is a great challenge and I accept it.
“And No. 2? Because I’m a beast b—h,” continued Sandhagen. “That’s why. Peace, I’ll see you guys in Nashville.”
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