Fans Worried About Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Published 03/12/2020, 2:33 PM EDT


On four previous occasions, a scheduled fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson did not take place. The two are currently scheduled to fight next month at UFC 249. But with the outbreak of Coronavirus, the upcoming fight might end up with the same destiny as that of the previously scheduled fights. At least, that is what a few fans are speculating.

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Only a few days ago, UFC president Dana White said the fight will be on schedule although the UFC was considering safety matters.

“When it comes to safety of the athletes and the fans and everything else, no matter where we go or what we do, we’re always concerned,” White said. “We’ve been thinking about this for weeks. [UFC] Dr [Jeffrey] Davidson has been involved. I don’t know what else to say other than that.”

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“We’re not cancelling the event,” White added.

But the outbreak of the virus worsened in the days following White’s comments. Many major sporting events across the world have come to a temporary stop. This led many fans into speculating if the Khabib vs Ferguson fight was in danger.

The speculations grew with a meme around the fight’s cancellation that featured on White’s Instagram story.

Fans on Twitter worrying about the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight

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Saketh Kandadai

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