Dana White Releases Statement on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson

Published 03/15/2020, 3:57 AM EDT


Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 is one of the most anticipated fights in the coming future. With many sporting events disturbed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, many were wondering whether the UFC event will go on as scheduled.

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It is not the first time that Khabib and Ferguson have a fight scheduled between them. On four previous occasions, a fight scheduled between them has been canceled.

Many fans took to Twitter to wish that it does not happen for the fifth time. UFC president Dana White seems to have granted their wish for now.

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“That fight will happen. It will go on. The fans are all freaking out about that, do not worry. Khabib vs. Tony will happen,” White said as per Brett Okamoto of ESPN.

Khabib Nurmagomedov skeptical about near future amidst the coronavirus outbreak

For the last few days, the competition was under threat of cancellation with the increasing threat due to coronavirus. Under these circumstances, it is difficult for the fighters to stay focussed.

Ahead of his big fight, Khabib seemed skeptical about the near future.

“I don’t understand what is going on outside the gym. I am in the gym and I am working hard. What will happen next no one knows,” Khabib wrote on Instagram.

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