Habib announced the cancellation of the fight with Tony Ferguson, the battle breaks down for the fifth time
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the Winner of the world title the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov said that the fight against American Tony Ferguson, which was to be held on April 18 UFC 249, will not take place because of the pandemic of coronavirus.
the statement appeared Wednesday on the website of the Russian Instagram.
“it Turns out that the whole world has to sit in quarantine, the governments of all countries and famous people around the world urge people to follow safety requirements to limit the spread of the disease for the salvation of men, and Habib relieved of all obligations and needs to demonstrate free will and the training, flying around the world risking their lives for the sake of fighting?” – wrote Nurmagomedov.
“I understand, and certainly not as much as you are upset by the cancellation of the fight. I, like all others, had a lot of plans after the fight, but I can’t control all of it. Superpower and the largest companies of our time in shock from what was going on, every day the situation changes is unpredictable. But Habib still have to fight, so? Take care of yourself and put yourself in my place”, he added.
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the Fight between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson, which was originally scheduled for December 2015, falls for the fifth time. In 2020 it was planned to hold on April 18 in Brooklyn, but the authorities of the state of new York banned the UFC to organize a tournament in the background of the pandemic coronavirus and venue of the fights so far not been determined.
Negative reaction to failure Nurmagomedov was immediate.
“the Guy doesn’t want to fight. He’s scared, he runs away. Therefore, it is necessary to deprive of a title,” said ESPN contender for the belt Tony Ferguson.
“We scared him, – developed the idea of Ferguson on Twitter. – He was able to return to the US from Abu Dhabi. He will have to get on a plane and return. This is the second time we scared him. I’m an assassin. Habib and Connor running around with your tails between your legs like a fucking dog. They pussy. Habib is a bitch. I told him that they are going to wipe the floor with his fucking hat, dude butted”.
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— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April 1, 2020
“All and so knew Habib would not fight. Ferguson vs Geti? I do not discuss with the media details of the battle,” – said the head of the UFC Dana white.