Dana WhiteKhabib NurmagomedovTony FergusonMakes Statement

White: Ferguson ‘devastated’ by Nurmagomedov pull-out

5 Mar, 2017

White says that despite Ferguson being paid his fight purse (“show” money) of $250,000 for UFC 209, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission records, he was emotionally crushed he couldn’t compete in what was the most significant and highest-profile fight of his career.

The thing is that he was devastated. He came over to our offices, and he was as bad as anybody I’ve ever seen when a fight pulls out.

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