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At the end of the day, fighters are fans too. So, when Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson was announced as being cancelled again earlier today, many of them had as dramatic reactions as the rest of the viewing public.

While Ferguson’s withdrawal through injury is one of the most stunning stories of the year, the UFC had somewhat of a silver lining, with UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway agreeing to step up on a weeks notice to meet Nurmagomedov in the cage.

Check out what some of the pros felt about it all below: