The father of Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov told that while his son is preparing for a fight with American Tony Ferguson in Dagestan.
The fight between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson is the main event of the UFC 249 tournament, which was scheduled for April 18 in Brooklyn (USA). The centers for disease prevention and control (CDC) issued a recommendation on March 15 to cancel or postpone events involving more than 50 people across the country over the next eight weeks due to the coronavirus. Now, the organizers are looking for a new site.
“I honestly can’t say; there is nothing definite. Khabib is preparing in Dagestan; nothing depends on us. They said there would be no fight in America. We are waiting for everyone in Russia; we would like to hold the fight here. Khabib is now in great shape, in the best shape of his career,” Nurmagomedov said by phone.