Umar Nurmagomedov, in an Instagram update, has revealed the reason behind his withdrawal from the highly anticipated UFC Nashville headliner against Cory Sandhagen. The news was confirmed by MMA Hook on Wednesday, indicating that the promotion is actively seeking a replacement for Nurmagomedov in the main event scheduled for August 5.
Nurmagomedov shared a video on his Instagram stories, showcasing the extent of his shoulder injury, which ultimately forced him out of the bout. In an accompanying statement, he explained his decision to withdraw from the contest.
“I realized that stepping into the most crucial fight of my career with torn shoulder ligaments would be a grave mistake,” Nurmagomedov stated. “Undergoing surgery is now the necessary course of action.”
With an undefeated record and a remarkable start to his UFC journey, the 27-year-old bantamweight fighter has been making waves in the division. His impressive 4-0 record includes three finishes, with his latest victory being a first-round knockout of Raoni Barcelos at UFC Vegas 67 in January.
At present, no replacement opponent has been announced for Cory Sandhagen in the upcoming UFC Nashville event.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Nashville headliner withdrawal
What is the reason behind Umar Nurmagomedov’s withdrawal from the UFC Nashville headliner against Cory Sandhagen?
Umar Nurmagomedov had to withdraw from the UFC Nashville headliner due to a shoulder injury. He revealed on his Instagram stories that fighting with torn shoulder ligaments would have been a significant risk and called it the biggest stupidity of his life. As a result, he will be undergoing surgery soon.
Is Umar Nurmagomedov undefeated in the UFC?
Yes, Umar Nurmagomedov currently holds an undefeated record in the UFC. He has made an impressive start to his UFC career with a 4-0 record in the bantamweight division. Out of these four victories, he has secured three finishes.
When was Umar Nurmagomedov’s last fight and how did it end?
Umar Nurmagomedov’s last fight took place at UFC Vegas 67 in January. He faced Raoni Barcelos and won the fight by knocking out Barcelos in the first round.
Will there be a replacement opponent for Cory Sandhagen in the UFC Nashville main event?
As of now, no replacement opponent has been announced for Cory Sandhagen in the UFC Nashville main event. The promotion is actively searching for a new opponent following Umar Nurmagomedov’s withdrawal due to injury.