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Jack Ruby
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Tony v. Khabib may NOT be off: Khabib says he wants to fight, Russia may let him out
Russian state media yesterday said Khabib may be able to fly out on a private jet even though the country is closed.

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Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency has become the unlikely potential saviour of MMA’s biggest ever fight, by confirming Khabib Nurmagomedov could fly to the US on a private jet for this UFC 249 title defense with Tony Ferguson.

The Agency has provided a slither of hope to MMA fans when they announced Khabib, currently in his native Dagestan, could gain a permit to fly to the US via private jet despite all international flights to and from the country having been grounded last week to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.





Then today Khabib said he still wants to fight.

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For the past few days, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has received some unwarranted criticism for pulling out of his title fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18. In fact, Ferguson even called for “The Eagle” to be stripped of his title.

But according to the reigning 155-pound champion, he never actually pulled out of the fight. To hear Khabib tell it, even he hasn’t been told where UFC 249 is set to take place, leaving him in limbo just like everyone else. But once UFC finds a location, he is ready to fight if the powers that be in Russia allow him to fly out.

“Right now, if they give me location and I can come out of Russia and go to any country, USA, Abu Dhabi, doesn’t matter; I am going to fight, 100-percent. Just give me location. Everyday I send Dana White a message. You know? This is not my mistake, just give me location,” said Khabib in a recent interview with ESPN.

Nurmagomedov flew to Abu Dhabi from San Jose, Ca., once he received word that the fight could take place there. Once that was no longer an option, he flew home to Russia to be with his family. But after Vladimir Putin closed the country’s borders, “The Eagle” was grounded.

That said, there is no sense for Nurmagomedov to start making his case to Putin and Co. for a fight out of Russia if he doesn’t know where he is flying off to.

“There’s too many crazy stuff and I don’t have answer. I understand people are upset because this fight, it’s like a dream fight for fans. This is my dream fight. I lose money, so much money. Nobody lose like I lose. I lose so much things.”


We’re 16 days out from the scheduled event, and Dana White has yet to reveal exactly where the fight will take place. So if you as a fan is frustrated, just imagine how Tony and Khabib are feeling at the moment.




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re: Tony v. Khabib may NOT be off: Khabib says he wants to fight, Russia may let him out
These hicks love their drama. They aren't any better than the baw wives that love to gossip and spread rumors. UFC fans are stupid a-holes.


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re: Tony v. Khabib may NOT be off: Khabib says he wants to fight, Russia may let him out
No doubt khabib could get out if he wanted. He has a direct line to Putin. This makes me wonder if this isn’t just for publicity. Hope so really want to see the fight.


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He has a direct line to Putin. This makes me wonder if this isn’t just for publicity.


Putin did want to meet Khabib so I wouldn't be surprised if he can make an exception.


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Finding a location seems to be the limiting factor which is on Dana. I think ufc people float stories about Khabib to take the heat off themselves.


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re: Tony v. Khabib may NOT be off: Khabib says he wants to fight, Russia may let him out
They should just fight from locations also featured in fighting video games, like from King of Fighters 98

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re: Tony v. Khabib may NOT be off: Khabib says he wants to fight, Russia may let him out
info trickling out.

ferguson vs gaethje official now. for an interim belt which is BS since tony never even lost the last interim belt. Hopefully dude gets a huge payday for this.

event taking place on the west coast.
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apparently they signed the contract to fight on the 18th
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diat150
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re: Tony v. Khabib may NOT be off: Khabib says he wants to fight, Russia may let him out
not according to dana white


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re: Tony v. Khabib may NOT be off: Khabib says he wants to fight, Russia may let him out
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You meant the 18th right?



yeah, 18th. Sorry typo on my part

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not according to dana white


well he was my source
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I am just glad we have a confirmed fight


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re: Tony v. Khabib may NOT be off: Khabib says he wants to fight, Russia may let him out
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik moves to UFC 249


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re: Tony v. Khabib may NOT be off: Khabib says he wants to fight, Russia may let him out
They should do it somewhere outdoors and awesome like in a street fighter game.

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clear that little cliff on the left enough to put up an octagon and have them duke it out at iguazu falls

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or on the platform in the Colosseum as a show of support for Italy.
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diat150
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Looks like it will be at an indian casino. The white man will come and bring his diseases again.

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Mr. Hangover
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Jesus Christ dude, suck a dick


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