the Battle of Habib in new York canceled
AGN Moscow / Andrey Nicorici
the Official website of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) released a statement about transferring from Brooklyn UFC 249, in which the 18th of April was scheduled for the title fight Russian fighter Habib Nurmagomedov against American Tony Ferguson.
this event is banned by the Athletic Commission of the state of new York.
“the Event will be held in “Barclays center” in Brooklyn, as previously announced. The decision was made in accordance with the instructions of the Athletic Commission of the state of new York, and in accordance with the restrictions of the state of new York to conduct large public meetings. Additional details, including the venue of the fight will be announced after confirmation. Ticket holders can request a full refund,” reads the message of the organization.
.@UFC statement on #UFC249 :https://t.co/8GWVxKGkBv
— UFC News (@UFCNews) March 19, 2020
most Likely to be held outside the United States because of limitations in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus.
Nurmagomedov has offered to fight “in Zaire in the jungle”, where in the 70-ies of the last century fought Muhammad Ali and George foreman. However, since Zaire is renamed democratic Republic of Congo.
the head of the UFC Dana white went further and suggested holding a duel on the moon.
LMFAO get ready everyone pic.twitter.com/9HZmErC1mB
— Dana White (@danawhite) March 18, 2020