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the Russian fighter Habib Nurmagomedov told why he returned to Russia from the United States, reports RT.
He noted that currently he is in Dagestan. In California it was before it became known that the battle between the champion of UFC in lightweight and the American athlete Tony Ferguson will not take place in the United States.
“after Consulting with the UFC, we decided a month before the battle to fly to the Emirates. Somewhere on 19 and 20 March. We flew there, and when arrived, we were told that the country’s borders closed and no one without a passport Emirates will not be able to stop off there. And we had to fly to Russia”, – said Nurmagomedov.
the Athlete said that he is ready to participate in the battle at any time and in any place, if the opportunity arises.
Title fight between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson was to be held on 18 April as part of the UFC 249. However, due to the pandemic coronavirus battle in new York was canceled. After some time, UFC President Dana white said that he had found a place where you can have a competition between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson.
the Main contender for taking the fight was in Abu Dhabi in the UAE. However, Nurmagomedov said that in connection with measures taken because of the coronavirus, he may not leave the territory of Russia and arrive in the United States. In this regard, in the media appeared information that the UFC looking for new opponent for Ferguson.
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