Khabib Nurmagomedov Quarantined in Russia

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Quarantined in Russia

The Russian Government has been severe in its approach towards the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions are more stringent than the standard country, with even notable athletes unable to locate flights outside their nation. This has prompted the UFC Lightweight Champion to announce he won’t be attending UFC 249. This has forced Dana White to establish a new title fight in two weeks. Khabib Nurmagomedov made this sombre announcement through social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

The Instagram post informed the MMA Community that he’s more upset at the concept of not fighting than anyone else. However, he understands the predicaments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the 4th time that a fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has been cancelled. Multiple athletes and sporting analysts predicted that the two men wouldn’t compete. It leaves Dana White in an awkward position of creating a 5th fight for these two men, which would be diminished in its reliability.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is an unbeaten lightweight champion, competing in 28 Professional Fights with the UFC. His bout against Tony Ferguson was initially slated for April 15th in Brooklyn. Government legislation for social distancing forced Dana White to begin locating a new venue location, with the UFC President providing minimal details on the new venue. When Dana White was questioned on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s forced decision, the president didn’t give any insight into his thoughts. The lightweight champion often disputed the actions Dana White displayed throughout this pandemic, which has been ignorant and disrespectful.

Khabibs Backlash Against Dana White

Another moment where Khabib expressed anger towards Dana White was in his Instagram announcement. Nurmagomedov mentioned that he felt angry over specific individuals compelling him to fight, to risk his life during a pandemic. Khabib expressed that the entire world should be quarantined and that all individuals should be limited on travel. This extends towards government employees, celebrities and millionaires. The only individuals permitted should be medical staff needing to safe millions worldwide. Khabib couldn’t believe that Dana White would urge a fight to move forward, even if it risked the lives of his employees and fighters. It shows that money is more important than human beings for Dana White.