As 2pm ET rolled around, the weigh-ins for UFC 209 officially closed, and Khabib was a no-show. It was reported earlier today that Khabib has went to the hospital as a result of a problem with his weight-cutting, and it turned out to be a true report, and the co-main event is officially off. It's being reported that the UFC may have, or will attempt to, find a replacement for Khabib and keep Tony on the card, but who knows how that will effect the title aspect of the fight.
THIS SUCKS. I am truly very upset, and I don't think there has been a fight I was more excited for in recent memory. I mean this had the potential to be one of the greatest fights in UFC history, these two fighters are legitimate warriors. I really have nothing else to say, I just am truly disappointed right now, and obviously Khabib's health is the most important aspect of this whole ordeal, but I am still very unhappy.
Weight cutting is the biggest issue in MMA and I think it has come to the point where the UFC and all of the MMA world has to come together and figure out a solution, before it's too late. Way too many fighters are putting their bodies through brutal weight-cuts that only result in hospital trips and missed fights. Something has got to change.
As for how the Lightweight division moves on from this - I don't know yet, I am still reeling from this loss, and can't think straight.