Undefeated champion of the UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov recently announced via his Instagram that he is not going to go into battle against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, which is scheduled for 18 April.
In the post Dagestani referred to the fact that he was afraid for his health, and asked fans to put themselves in his place.
“Sitting at home in quarantine and read people’s reactions to the situation surrounding my fight. It turns the whole world has to sit in quarantine, the governments of all countries and famous people around the world urge people to comply with 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?
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” – written by Nurmagomedov.
Note that this was the fifth attempt when the UFC tried to arrange a match between Habib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.