Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been scheduled to fight four different times in the UFC and for the fourth straight time the scheduled bout between the two lightweight fighters has been scrapped.

The two were supposed to go toe-to-toe inside the octagon this Saturday night at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York, but Ferguson backed out on Sunday after suffering a freak injury late last week. To shut down any sort of rumours, Ferguson took to his social media account so he could share what happened in his own words.

According to the 34-year-old, he ended up tearing a ligament in his knee after an accident that occurred on one of the studio sets while taking part in some UFC pre-fight media obligations on Friday.

“Words Can’t Explain How Hurt, Frustrated, Angry And In Disbelief I Am Right Now. As I Was Completing My UFC Pre-Fight Media Obligations On Friday I Had An Accident On A Studio Set That Tore A Ligament In My Knee. My Doctor And the UFC Doctor Both Said I Can’t Fight And One Is Saying I Need Surgery, So I Will See A Specialist To Make The Final Determination On How I Can Heal Up And Get Back In There To Defend My Belt ASAP. I Want To Apologize To All The Fans, The UFC, Khabib, My Teammates, My Coaches, My Friends And And Most Important My Family. Happy Easter To Everyone Out There, I Believe There Is A Silver Lining In This Nightmare Of A Reality, Because This Isn’t An April Fools. Good Health And Blessing To You All.”

Prior to Ferguson sharing his post on Twitter, Khabib shared a post of his own on Instagram that told Ferguson to heal up, but to also stop running his mouth.

It's too bad that UFC fans won’t finally get to see Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov inside the octagon, but now they’ll get to see Max Holloway go up against Khabib on Saturday night.

(H/T Twitter/TonyFergusonXT)