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Yesterday the UFC announced that Donald Cerrone will fight Jim Miller in the main event of a July 16th fight card in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Many fans were hoping that Cerrone would fight Khabib Nurmagomedov? next, and that could have been the case, except the Dagestani-born fighter ?was unable to accept a fight on that date:

Sources close to the promotion who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss such matter publicly told MMAjunkie that UFC officials were hoping to book Cerrone vs. Nurmagomedov for UFC Fight Night 45, which takes place July 16 at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. However, when reps from the fighter’s management team were approached about the potential date, they were forced to decline before even learning about the matchup.

“We were never offered an opponent but were just asked to fight on that date,” Mike Constantino of MVC Sports Management told MMAjunkie. “At that time, I informed the UFC that it was Ramadan and that Khabib would be unavailable.”

Nurmagomedov is a Dagestani-born fighter who began training in martial arts at the age of 5. He’s also a practicing Muslim who observes an annual month of fasting known as Ramadan. During the observance, which takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from consuming any food or liquids from dawn until sunset each day, making the rigors of training camp, not to mention weight-cutting or an actual fight, nearly impossible.

Constantino said Nurmagomedov will immediately resume a full training regimen after Ramadan, which this year runs from June 28 to July 28. With that in mind, Constantino said his client would be ready to go in “late August or early September” and is happy to fight “whoever is put in front of him to get a title shot the fastest.”

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Who's turning down fights now?

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Hard to train when you've been fasting.

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meh.. it's only a month. not like he is holding up the division by always getting hurt and filming TUF n shit..

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