Khabib Nurmagomedov Says Dana White Will Announce New UFC 249 Location Soon
By FCF Staff
Dana White continues to insist that UFC 249 and Khabib Nurmagomedov versus Tony Ferguson is going to take place, despite the ongoing, coronavirus pandemic. According to the lightweight champ, White will announce where the bout is being relocated to soon.
Currently, Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson is booked for April 18th in Brooklyn, New York. But, due to the temporary ban on large public gatherings in New York State, the consensus is that the card will need to be moved, if, the UFC does decide to proceed with the event.
Well, while talking on a recent Instagram chat session, Nurmagomedov reportedly said this (quotes via MMA Fighting):
”We’ll see. Next couple of days, Dana’s going to send us location.”
”We need maximum 100 people inside the arena,” he said. “Close the arena, 100 healthy people come inside and make the show. Put the camera on pay-per-view, and everybody can fight. People who are quarantined and (are sitting) home, they’ll have fun and watch fights.
”I think we just need 100 people to make this fight. Put the camera on and show who’s the best lightweight of all time. This is a very important fight, and this is why I like the UFC’s politics. They always try to make the best versus the best.”
Nurmagomedov (28-0) is coming off a submission win over Dustin Poirier in September.