Nurmagomedov To Finish Camp In Russia
Due to all of the complications the sports world is going through, including MMA as a result of the coronavirus, Khabib Nurmagomedov will be returning back home.
The UFC Lightweight Champion will be going to Russia to complete his training as he plans for his next fight. This is according to TASS. Due to gyms all over closing due to the fear fo the coronavirus, like American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California, Khabib needed a place to work on his skills.
“There is nobody in the US, everyone is in Russia,” a source told TASS.
As of this moment, Khabib (28-0) will be facing off against Tony Ferguson on April 18 at UFC 249. The fight has gone through some hurdles, as it is five years in the making. Previously, injuries or setbacks from cutting weight were the issue. Now, a pandemic is threatening the fight from not happening once again.
The CDC has recommended ten people or more not congregate, and America as a whole has ended the practice of major events being conducted. The Nevada Athletic Commission banned combat sports until March 25 and could expand it, while the New York Commission stated UFC 249 will not be taking place in the area. The fight was supposed to be inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
One other indication in may not take place in the United States is the travel ban the President enforced so the virus doesn’t spread.
Dana White has insisted the fight will still be going on. If it doesn’t happen in the United States, like the APEX Center in Las Vegas, there are a number of place it can take place in. Khabib’s father recommended the United Arab Emirates as a location due to the heat.
FIGHT SPORTS will be providing more updates on UC 249 whenever new information is revealed.