The fight between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson was the main event of the UFC 249 tournament, which was originally planned to be held on April 18 in Brooklyn (USA). On Tuesday, the Russian said that, according to his information, the UFC is working on the option of holding a fight for Ferguson in the United States, but with another opponent, as Nurmagomedov can not leave Russia. The head of UFC Dana white later assured that the fight between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson “will take place on April 18 somewhere on the planet Earth.”
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“I sit at home in quarantine and read the reaction of people to the situation around my fight, it turns out the whole world should sit in quarantine, governments of all countries and famous people around the world are calling on people to comply with security requirements to limit the spread of the disease for the sake of saving people, and Habib, released from all obligations and must demonstrate a free will and train flying around the world risking his life for the sake of fighting?”- Nurmagomedov wrote on his Instagram account.
“I understand everything and am just as upset as you are about the cancellation of the fight. I probably had a lot of plans after the fight, like everyone else, but I can’t control it all. Superpowers and major companies of our time are shocked by what is happening, every day the situation changes unpredictably. But Khabib still has to fight, right? Take care of yourself and put yourself in my place,” the fighter added.
Previously, the fights between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson were canceled four times.