Idag kom nyheten att UFC-mästaren i lättvikt Khabib Nurmagomedov sitter fast i Dagestan på grund av coronapandemin i och med landets restriktioner för resande. Nurmagomedov tror nu att UFC kan behöva hitta en ny motståndare till Tony Ferguson för UFC 249 som är schemalagd till 18 april.
Nurmagomedovs uttalande översattes av RT:
We were training in the AKA without any information regarding the fight, where and how is it going to happen. Then the UFC told us that the fight 100% isn’t happening in the States and they said that 99% that it will happen in Emirates, Abu Dhabi. After talking to the UFC we decided to fly over to the Emirates a month before the fight. I don’t remember the exact date, it was 19th or 20th, I’ll have to check. But when we landed in Emirates we learned that they are going to close borders and no one will be able to leave or fly in, with the exception of residents. So we had to fly back to Russia. Currently, I am in Dagestan and I am training and preparing every day. Although I don’t know what am I preparing for because after we came to Russia we also learned that the borders are going to be locked. Same as in the States, the same as in Europe, Emirates, everywhere. The whole world is in quarantine right now.
So now I am hearing that they are looking to organize it with or without me. OK, go ahead.
Nu har ryssens tänkte motståndare Tony Ferguson svarat på detta via Twitter. Ferguson tycks inte köpa Nurmagomedovs “ursäkt” om han sitter fast i sitt hemland.
April 18 Is Getting Close @TeamKhabib & You’re Hiding In Russia. Travel Bans Will Not Prevent Me From Whoopin’ That Ass. Don’t Use It As An Excuse To Back Out. You Have Been Sent Many Locations, Send Us 1. Still My Bitch #DefendorVacate MF ⚾️ -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 #ufc249 @ufc @danawhite pic.twitter.com/TVQH4mnG2e
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) March 30, 2020
April 18 Is Getting Close @TeamKhabib & You’re Hiding In Russia. Travel Bans Will Not Prevent Me From Whoopin’ That Ass. Don’t Use It As An Excuse To Back Out. You Have Been Sent Many Locations, Send Us 1. Still My Bitch #DefendorVacate MF ⚾️ -CSO- 🏆” – Tony Ferguson on Twitter.