Due to no fault of his own. Did he pull out of the fight or turn down the 6 people who were in consideration?
No one was even talking about Khabib but somehow his **** is in your mouth m8
I counted a dozen posts above my initial response and six of them were relating to Khabib
Anyway, yeah...sure, there were some last-minute opponents they scrambled to find for him that weren't ready. Why do you think it was so hard for them to find someone? The answer is precisely that they needed to find an opponent tailor-made for him to be, someone without strong wrestling.
That's difficult in a sport packed with wrestlers. There are a lot of fighters to choose from in the light weight division. Also, wrestlers good at cutting weight, they've doing their entire lives. This last-minute replacement fiasco should have been a snap.
But the problem was they needed someone very specific. Every single potential opponent that fell through lacked a strong wrestling background. You are blinded by your fandom.